The Backpocket Podcast

The Backpocket Podcast

By Andrew Inserra & Declan Brown
We are 2 Wildly Average guys who have conversations with people from all walks of life who are finding success and happiness doing what they love. With each conversation and story, we hope you grab one piece of information to keep in your Backpocket to use in your own life. Episodes every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
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246. SZN 3 Finale Live Show
We capped off our year of podcasting with a LIVE show at Sisyphus Brewery in Minneapolis, MN celebrating 120 podcasts in 40 weeks with over 100,000 listens. From the discovery of our beautiful floral chairs, to Boatchella, to Famous Dave not doing stairs, this podcast has all the highlights of our incredible year of podcasting. Thank you to everyone who has listened, watched, told someone about our podcast, or came up to the third floor of our house to record a podcast we really hope we made a positive impact on you this year. Congratulations to all our 2019 award winners this year: Chiropractor of the Year: Andrea Toppin Pursue Your F*cking Ideas Award: Nolan Rockers Most Famous Podcast Guest: Famous Dave Easiest Podcast to Record: Coach John Tauer Best Party Attender: Clara Cott Most Canadien Guest: Craig Lynes Best Individual Twin: Courtney Marketing Intern of the Year: Tyler Webb
1:24:35
December 3, 2019
245. Mark Dowdle - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Mark is an aspiring Ultra Marathon runner and defensive backs coach at the University of St. Thomas. Mark is our final podcast guest of the year and we couldn't have asked for a better person to cap it off. Mark has listened to us intensively for the last year and is the first guy in our inbox each week with ways in which guests have provided tools for his Backpocket. What you'll find out about Mark is he is one of the most mentally tough guys out there. After running his first marathon in September of this year, Mark has caught the bug for long distance training and has now signed up for multiple 50k's and even an Iron Man for 2020. Take a dive inside this man's journey and get ready for what this guy WILL accomplish next year. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #62 - Mark Dowdle* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
1:39:29
November 19, 2019
244. Phil Esten
Phil is the athletic director at the University of St. Thomas. After being hired in January 2019, Phil has endured the adversity with St. Thomas getting kicked out the MIAC and responded with moving the athletic program to the Division 1 Summit League (effective in 2021 if accepted by the NCAA). From his time at the U of M where he lead the charge for building TCF Bank Stadium, to handling the 2008 recession at Cal Berkley, to changing the culture of athletics after the Sandusky scandal at Penn State, to now finally coming back home to his alma-mater St. Thomas is every implication you need to know that Phil is ready for anything that comes his way at St. Thomas. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally S3 E40 - Building the D1 Mindset (feat. Phil Esten)*
1:23:51
November 18, 2019
243. Piff Peterson
Piff is a Tik-Tok creator from the Twin Cities. Back in December of 2018, Piff was helping film our final episode of Season 2 and told Declan "hey man have you ever heard of Tik Tok? It's this new app I'm having some success on" (not sure if that's exactly what he said but you get the point). At that point, Piff had 50k followers and by the time he came on our podcast earlier this year he had 150k. He currently has grown his following to over 2 MILLION followers and has had an incredible year being invited to the VMA's, Vid Con, and working directly with Tik Tok as one of the most influential creators on the platform. We catch up with Piff since having him on in March and unpack what an incredible year he's had and where he's going in 2020. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #38 - Piff Peterson*
1:32:45
November 14, 2019
242. Tommy Bayer - Market Intern Spotlight
Tommy is a 23 year old stand up comedian in the Twin Cities who started his career in comedy back during his freshman year of college at Winona State. During his time there, Tommy would donate his plasma for gas money in order to use his roommates car to drive to open mics and shows around the area. 4 years later, he now has won the honors of Funniest Person in Minneapolis, he performs in shows all over the Twin Cities, and is soon starting a podcast with fellow Twin Cities comedian Ryan Kahl. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #61 - Tommy Bayer* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
1:12:29
November 12, 2019
241. Ben Leber
Ben Leber is a former MN Vikings linebacker, Fox Sports College Football color analyst, and Vikings sideline reporter. From being a small town guy in South Dakota, to playing under Bill Schneider at Kansas State, to getting drafted by the Chargers and later playing for the Vikings, Ben has one hell of a story rooted in humility. We chat with Ben about what it's like playing under Rex Ryan at Kansas State (21:00), getting into broadcasting after his NFL career (41:45), and what we subscribe to when it comes to porn star names. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally S3 E39 - Win from Within (feat. Ben Leber)*
1:39:55
November 11, 2019
240. Intern Sam and Intern Ty
We have our trusty interns back in the studio one last time before the end of our 3rd season as a podcast to say thank you. Intern Sam got us off to a hot start for the first 5 months and Intern Ty finished and elevated our season in ways we could have never expected. It's an all around great time on this podcast as we catch up on what a year it's been Enjoy. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #37 - The Interns*
52:57
November 7, 2019
239. K Jay the Comedian - Marketing Intern Spotlight
K Jay is a stand up comedian, an actor, and a writer in the Twin Cities. K Jay found his way into the Twin Cities through basketball when he came up to the cities looking to play in the NBA for the Timberwolves in the 90s. Shortly after he became a teacher and, after the recession in 2008, he found comedy. K Jay's experience in comedy through the last decade was a treat to hear. Not to mention he was the first comic to give Declan his first show. This man is littered with nostalgic stories which made for a great podcast. Enjoy! Interested in going to Declan's FIRST COMEDY SHOW? Find your tickets here. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #60 - K Jay the Comedian* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
1:21:17
November 5, 2019
238. the Broshat Brothers
Matt and Mike Broshat are twin brothers who recently finished hiking the Pacific Crest Trail - a 2652 mile hike that starts in El Campo, Mexico and travels along the Pacific Coast all the way to the US/Canada Border. With trail names like Store Brand (Matt) and Trash Can (Mike), you will soon realize these guys made the most of every resource they had on the trip making for some great stories. With only 25% of people successfully finishing the PCT, it was very impressive to hear how two brothers who've never hiked before accomplish the trail in 6 months time. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E38 - Hiking the PCT (feat. the Broshat Brothers)*
1:49:44
November 4, 2019
237. Austin Jochum and Mark Amick
Austin and Mark are dear friends and hosts of the weekly fitness video series - Anatomy Tuesday. Each week they feature a different muscle group providing useful information regarding functionality, mobility, and long term health. We dive in on big news with Jochum opening up his very own gym, Mark's experience after a full year in the wonderful school of chiropractic, and the creation of Anatomy Tuesday. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #36 - Austin Jochum & Mark Amick*
1:19:17
October 31, 2019
236. Gabe Feiten - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Gabe is a dear friend of ours as he is Declan's high school friend, founder of "Gabey Days" - a well-known Twin Cities gathering any time Gabe comes into town (typically happens annually), and co-owner of both a fantasy football team and one Applebees franchise with Declan. We catch up with Gabe reflecting on what it's like to be a friend to Declan, what it's like to have a significantly deeper voice than most people, and how Gabe's view of Backpocket has evolved over the past 2 and a half years. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #59 - Gabe Feiten* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
1:37:25
October 29, 2019
235. Joy King
Joy King is the Chief Advancement Officer for Be the Match -  an organization saving lives through cellular therapy matching healthy donors with patients with various blood cancers such as leukemia. As guys who just found out about this organization and cellular therapy, this is a great podcast to catch you up on how it works and how Be the Match is saving lives every single day. We also tap into Joy's journey to being at the head of this organization and how she's had success through being just a little bit better everyday. Enjoy! In the wake of #FUNdFest and #GiveTotheMax coming up, if you'd like to donate to our Be the Match page you can find the link here.  *Disclaimer: originally S3 E37 - Be the Match (feat. Joy King)*
1:05:48
October 28, 2019
234. The Blind Date Podcast
Declan had a fellow listener, Clara Cott, set him up with a blind date with the first date being a podcast. Within the hour of reaching out to Clara, Dec got a time and date secured with a girl named Courtney. What you’re about to listen to goes down in the BP history books forever. Enjoy. If you're interested in attending our LIVE podcast show @ Sisyphus Brewery November 15th @ 9 PM, please visit here for tickets. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #35 - The Blind Date Podcast*
1:06:06
October 24, 2019
233. Katie Sir - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Katie is THE 1st Date Expert who is helping the "never-dated 20-somethings" have positive and fruitful experiences in their dating lives. As 2 single guys who have spent next to no time dating and all of our time podcasting, our minds were blown. Katie exhuberant personality and energy was unmatched on this podcast as she gave us great tips, advice, and direction in the dating world. Enjoy this podcast and maybe you take someone on a date to our LIVE podcast at Sisyphus Brewery November 15th! *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #58 - Katie Sir* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
1:29:58
October 22, 2019
232. Jason Kunz
Jason is the co-founder of Best Christmas Ever, a non-profit organization that donates and delivers gifts to families in need on Christmas. From  impacting 2 families in their first year to now impacting over 100, Jason's journey through making a difference in the lives of strangers made for one of the coolest, feel good podcasts in our short history as a podcast. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally S3 E36 - Best Christmas Ever (feat. Jason Kunz)*
1:23:46
October 21, 2019
231. the Corp - Together in Solidarity
We just booked our finale podcast of this year LIVE @ Sisyphus Brewery 11/15 @ 9 PM and we're very stoked. Given the big news, we unpack everything from how we're going to promote the show to creating prop bets on the things we will undoubtedly say during the live show. Other discussions include the insanity that went down with our first ever Backpocket blind date, Andrew's accident running up the stairs, and give our ToJo 2k19 predictions. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #34 - Together in Solidarity*
43:07
October 17, 2019
230. Ayo Idowu - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Ayo is a former defensive lineman for the University of St. Thomas and current co-founder of Line of Scrimmage LLC - a coaching and consulting group in MN. Ayo joined a University of St. Thomas football program that was in it's 2nd year under Coach Glenn Caruso when the tradition, pageantry, and passion was nowhere near it is today. With the recent news of UST potentially going D1, we reflect on the years we experienced at UST and how that will impact the bigger picture of what's to come.  *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #57 - Ayo Idowu* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
1:29:17
October 15, 2019
229. Jake McHenry & Ross Larson
Jake and Ross are the co-founders of Float - the Airbnb for boats. As many of you know, we are two guys who are not from MN, do not have a cabin, nor a boat (yet) and only experience lake life when our friends are nice enough to have us over. Float is everything we need to get us on more lakes next summer and we're excited to say the least. From living in basement of Jake's parents house, to leasing out their own boats as a beta-test, to now building out their platform on multiple lakes around MN this past summer, the Float boys have an incredible story. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally S3 E35 - Let's Float (feat. Jake McHenry & Ross Larson)*
1:42:14
October 14, 2019
228. Brandon Poliszuk
Brandon is the founder of The Social Butterfly, an advertising and creative media agency, and Link N Drink, a networking and panel event held every other month in the Twin Cities. It's been one year since Brandon's last appearance on the podcast and we discuss his recent ventures and experience with Link N Drink, how he plans on attacking Q4 with Social Butterfly (*insert meme of Tim Tebow holding up 4 fingers heading into the fourth quarter), and the changes he's made in his life through challenging himself with at least 1 thing every single day. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #33 - Brandon Poliszuk*
1:23:04
October 10, 2019
227. Tony Perrella - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Tony is a University of St. Thomas alumni who currently works for Optum and recently just bought his first house with the intentions to flip and make profit through the Air Bnb model described on the Bigger Pockets podcast. Tony teaches us a thing or two about making money as someone who has no idea how to save money as a 20-something as well as how he can potentially make money in the podcasting industry. Enjoy! Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #56 - Tony Perrella*
1:26:02
October 8, 2019
226. Lawrence Pruitt
Lars is the lead singer of Yam Haus, a pop-rock band based in Minneapolis, MN. We catch back up with Lars and reflect on the time it's been since we discovered him and his amazing band over a year ago. Through this time we've had Yam Haus play a concert in our backyard for Halloween and they were the headline performance at Boatchella this summer. We caught Lars at the perfect time as Yam Haus just recently SOLD OUT First Avenue as the headline act in December. Overall, this was a phenomenal podcast and conversation with a guy looking to connect with the people he can touch. We CANNOT wait until these guys blow up. They are performing with O.A.R. November 8th @ The Myth. Get your tickets NOW! *Disclaimer: originally S3 E34 - Welcome to the Thrill (feat. Lawrence Pruitt)*
1:39:56
October 7, 2019
225. the Corp - The Live Evolution
Intern Ty joins us after a 3 week hiatus and we get his takes on our plan to restructure and how we see the Backpocket evolving. We've been following our #DominateTheSandbox model for almost a year now and we used this time to step back and reflect on what it is we're actually doing as well as where it's heading. Other highlights include (but are certainly not limited to) Andy's dentist visit after having 5 cavities 6 months ago and Declan starting a corporate rumor at work about his boss starting a cannabis farm. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #32 - The Live Evolution*
49:35
October 3, 2019
224. Brandt Weldon - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Brandt Weldon is a studying chiropractic doctor at the University of Northwestern Health Sciences University, an ex-collegiate hockey player from the Concordia University-Wisconsin, and one of the most fun-loving Canadiens who came to the US from Manitoba a little over 7 years ago. We talk to Brandt about the art of "sacrificing your body" and how that played a roll into wanting to be a doctor of chiropractic. We also get into his obsessions with cross fit and oreos (yes you read this right, he's OBSESSED with Oreos). Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #55 - Brandt Weldon* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
1:19:39
October 1, 2019
223. James Farrow
James Farrow is a hip-hop artist from the Twin Cities who recently started a new band called "Russell Ave." From being the #1 high school football recruit and committing to Virginia Tech, to googling "furthest place from Blacksburg, VA" and moving out west to San Diego, to pursuing a music career in LA and NY Jimmy has an incredible journey. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally S3 E33 - The Drive from Within (feat. James Farrow)*
1:12:29
September 30, 2019
222. Mike & Matt Schwandt
Mike & Matt Schwandt are owners of BauHaus Brew Labs, a local German brewery in Minneapolis who are growing family of forward drinkers who celebrate the joy of art and craft in everyday life. We discuss their new venture, Bolo by BauHaus, a hard seltzer they released THIS WEEK. We drank an entire 12 pack making sure their product was potent and our pallets were satisfied before we gave our signature of approval. We dive DEEP into the topics of meditation, Matt talks about getting diagnosed with pancreatitis, and our average qualities collectively struck up some incredible conversation. If you're in the spirit for drinking some German beer and music, get STOKED for the 6th Annual Schwandtoberfest on 9/28. Get your tickets here. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #31 - Mike & Matt Schwandt*
1:43:11
September 26, 2019
221. Khadijah Cooper - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Khadijah Cooper is a stand up comedian, a mother, and a sex educator in the Twin Cities. She has always been involved in the comedy scene since a young age watching her MOTHER (CC Cooper) deliver hilarious sets. It wasn't until very recently when she finally took it upon herself to take the stage. Khadijah's day's are full of educating kids anywhere from 4th to Freshman in college about sex. Her profession and passion regarding sex made us sweat a little but ultimately made for one of the funniest podcasts to date. Enjoy! "White b*tches LOVEEEE me. I'm their biggest fan" - Khadijah.  If you're a white girl and like comedy, Khadijah has a show coming up on November 16th at Sisyphus Brewery in Minneapolis (but even if you're not a white girl, please come it will be a GREAT show). Get your tickets here. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #54 - Khadijah Cooper* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
1:16:42
September 24, 2019
220. Brandon Ferdig
Brandon Ferdig is a documentarian, a journalist, and founder of The Periphery, a Youtube channel featuring conversations with people all over the world, and explorations of ideas that shape our societies. Brandon's newest documentary features a story on "The Wall" - a homeless camp in the Twin Cities that was closed down in December of 2018.  *Disclaimer: originally S3 E32 - The Wall (feat. Brandon Ferdig)*
1:27:51
September 23, 2019
219. Dr. Matt Wiest
Dr. Matt Wiest is a doctor of chiropractic, founder of The Center of Movement, and a guy who knows more about body percentages and hip hinges than most people in the world. We discuss his recent Summer of MVMT Series events around the Twin Cities and Dec's average quality of not attending any of them. We dive into Canada/America lingo and Andy is NOW BACK fully healthy from his ankle injury. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #30 - Dr. Matt Wiest*
1:07:29
September 19, 2019
218. Myles Biggs - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Myles Biggs is the host of the Relish the Journey Podcast, a show that dives deep on the stories of people that Myles finds interesting and beneficial to the greater world. Although Myles hosts and works out of a small town in Central Pennsylvania, he has tapped HEAVILY into the Twin Cities having on Backpocket guests such as Tyler Webb, Brandon Poliszuk, Gabe Malinski, Stationary Astronaut, and many more. We were able to catch Myles IN THE SANDBOX as he was here attending Link n Drink 006 at Seven Bar & Grill in downtown Minneapolis. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #53 - Myles Biggs* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
1:20:58
September 17, 2019
217. Coach John Tauer
John Tauer is the head basketball coach and a professor of psychology at the University of St. Thomas. John's unique diversity as both a professor of psychology teaching intrinsic motivation and being a basketball coach provides his players and students with an incredible perspective to learn and grow from. Get locked in for this conversation as JT might be one of the most fluid speakers in BP's short history as a podcast. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E31 - Intrinsic Motivation (feat. Coach John Tauer)*
1:23:31
September 16, 2019
216. the Corp - The Break-Up Tour
"When I see adversity I step on the pedal" - Andrew Inserra We wanted to get the hair on your arms to stand up a bit with that quote from Andrew talking about driving in the rain on this podcast. Today's show features conversation regarding the Break-Up Tour: the way we're handling addressing not all living together in our house again next year. In other news, Ty is going on a canoeing trip and Declan lost his debit card again. ALL things average coming at you LIVE on the 29th edition of the Back End Show. Enjoy. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #29 - The Break-Up Tour*
59:51
September 12, 2019
215. Jay Christensen - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Jay is an Arial Cinematographer in Minneapolis, MN. After dropping out of the University of Minnesota-Duluth his sophomore year, Jay pursued freelance work filming any event he could get his hands on (with most of the work being for free). Fast forward to today, Jay has worked brands such as the MN Timberwolves and filmed drone footage for Netflix documentaries. One project in particular that sticks out to us is his recent music video he shot for Yam Haus' new song The Thrill. Jay is an awesome guy with a ton of great insight about being a cinematographer in an ever changing film industry. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #52 - Jay Christensen* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
1:11:06
September 10, 2019
214. Maggy Kendall
Maggy Kendall is a professional wake surfer and a yoga instructor. Growing up on the lake, Maggy has always found herself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka surfing, boating, and being with friends. It wasn't until 5 years ago that she gave a shot at competing in wake surfing. We discuss the rise of the sport of wake surfing since she joined and how the community has helped progress and shape her as a professional. Maggy also recently got her yoga instructing license. We discuss the importance yoga has played in her life with keeping her grounded in the present moment. Enjoy! *Disclaimer: originally S3 E30 - Fat Sacks & Big Waves (feat. Maggy Kendall)*
55:42
September 9, 2019
213. Jack Burke
Jack Burke joins the show as we discuss topics including why Packer's fans rank among the worst types of people in Jack's (and a lot of other people's) lives, Andrew has a "societal" average quality after his trip to the Apple store, and Lebron is trying to trademark Taco Tuesday so we're going to counter with #ManspreadMondays. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #28 - Jack Burke*
1:06:25
September 5, 2019
212. Molly Hale - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Molly is an instagram brand account manager who works to connect influencers, creatives, moms, and artists with the brands she manages to grow their community. Molly is the mom of two boys, Tymber and Titus (quite possibly 2 of the most unique names out there right now). She talks about some of the unique things she's done to raise them and we also now are official babysitters of her boys. For those listening looking to grow their instagram in a healthy/effective way, Molly gives some great insight from her experiences so far.  *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #51 - Molly Hale* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
1:49:49
September 3, 2019
211. Nate Timmons
Nate Timmons is a 24 year old traveling in a 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon interviewing 50 dads in 50 states as he writes "The Dad Book". He originally came up with the idea his sophomore year of college at Western Michigan when him and his friends were discussing the conspiracy that there MUST be a dad book that every dad gets from the doctor when their first child is born. In other words, how the hell do dads become as great as they are? Nate is traveling around the country to answer this question documenting stories from dads from all walks of life to help future dads in future generations be great. Nate is currently through 20 states and stopped by the studio during his time in Minneapolis. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E29 - The Dad Book (feat. Nate Timmons)*
1:21:59
September 2, 2019
210. the Corp - Infinite vs. Finite
Declan is having problems with not only his overgrown hair, but also his ability to a nice, reasonable guy to his fellow co-host. On the flip side, Ty has a brand new cut, Andrew just finished Shoe Dogs and has a lot to share, and we unpack Simon Sinek's infinite vs. finite goals. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #27 - Infinite vs. Finite*
1:03:03
August 29, 2019
209. Impromptwo Podcast - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Lauren and Madison are identical twin sisters and hosts of the Impromptwo Podcast. They talk about anything and everything in their lives as thriving (and surviving) women in their mid 20s. We vibed with them right away talking about the strikes and gutters with starting a podcast, finding what you love to do while you're still young and much more. We realized VERY quickly that we were sitting across replicas of ourselves in girl form.  If you haven't already, make sure you tune into their podcast, as they just finished up their first full season! *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #50 - Impromptwo Podcast (Lauren and Madison Lindorff)* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
1:32:00
August 27, 2019
208. The Brodsky Twins
Ben and Sam Brodsky are twin brothers, cinematographers, and producers based in Minneapolis, MN. They've enjoyed all of life's ups and downs together, but really started to work together as a production team in college at KU where they made a viral video documenting their 4-year experience at KU. They now currently work with brands, companies, and celebrities all over the country working to uniquely tell their story. Sam is the organized, structured half working mainly on the pre production side where Ben is the creative, free flowing half working as the Director of Photography behind the camera. Together, Brodsky Productions is one hell of a team and one hell of a podcast interview. Give their new instagram page @Brodskyproductions a follow as they will be dropping some content VERY soon. Want to work with the Brodskys? Contact them here. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E28 - Modern Day Storytelling (feat. The Brodsky Twins)*
1:28:43
August 26, 2019
207. the Corp - A Couple of Salty Dogs
We return from our Hilton Head vacation full of energy, stories, and inside jokes. We built our future BP HQ's out of sand in hopes of dominating the sandbox with a little more clarity. We are proud to announce our future HQ will have a strong cash cow which may lead to us being cancelled. Andy is scared, and Dec is thinking big picture. Hilton Head is our home away from home and we are having too much fun. It's important to note, with Andy's laptop crashing once and for all, Decky Dents steps in with Adobe Audition (not a sponsor) which we have no idea how to operate inside the foreign confines of a new audio software. 
57:29
August 22, 2019
206. Jordan Roberts - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Jordan is a former All-American running back and D-III Offensive Player of the Year for the University of St. Thomas. As the Gatorade Player of the Year in his home state of Wyoming, Jordan received a scholarship to play football at the University of South Dakota. However, 2 years later, after a series of tragic events within the span of a week, Jordan found his love for God and Catholicism. Jordan transferred to the University of St. Thomas where he joined the seminary studying philosophy and playing football. Post college, Jordan was hired as a scout for the Seattle Seahawks last season and now currently is the running backs coach at the University of St. Thomas. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #49 - Jordan Roberts*
1:26:30
August 20, 2019
205. Angie Okon
Angie is the co-founder of Okon Fitness, an online fitness company that seeks to empower others to take control of their bodies and be the best versions on themselves. Angie has her own transformation story detailing her unfulfilling experiences with drugs and alcohol in college to becoming a bikini model and eventually a fitness coach. Angie has accomplished everything up to this point by being radically herself (if you don't believe us, start watching her instagram stories). Hear more about how she continues her success empowering other women (and now 2 wildly average guys) to do the same. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E27 - Radical Transparency (feat. Angie Okon)
1:11:08
August 19, 2019
204. Jack Burke
Ty is becoming far too good as a producer which is causing concern that he could leave and make more money elsewhere. We walk through the potential of someone calling us as a reference to what it's like to work with Ty. Other topics include Jack Burke stumbling into the studio all sweaty after a bike ride, we recognize our average quality in hospitality, and we build the hype for Twin Week.
51:29
August 15, 2019
203. Brooke Nickelatti - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Brooklyn is a dear friend, passionate foodie, and founder of Brooklyn's Bite's, a passion project she started over a year ago influencing and educating people all about food and nutrition. When she first started her instagram page, she was very timid about putting herself out there with this project. However, over time she has built confidence in herself to create an insanely useful resource for anyone out there looking to make healthy, tasty food in a short amount of time. Go check out her NEW cook book that she created including 40 summer time bites that are affordable, tasty, and they will make you thankful that you don't have BP boys cooking for you. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #48 - Brooke Nickelatti* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:07:57
August 13, 2019
202. Steve Weigel
Steve is the founder of the Ivy Brand, an adventure/lifestyle brands that provides handcrafted longboards, apparel, and adventure excursions to incredible destinations like Thailand, Colorado and the British Virgin Islands. Some perceive Steve's life as an adventure, but he sees it simply as saying yes to the things that scare the shit out of him. Through this, Steve has built a brand around promoting belonging, saying yes, and being holistically the person you want to become. "Adventure is saying yes to the opportunities that scare the shit out of you"  - Steve Weigel *Disclaimer: originally S3 E26 - The Adventure Lifestyle (feat. Steve Weigel)* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:34:29
August 12, 2019
201. the Corp - Andy's Ankle Injury Report
The status of Andrew's ankle sprain has been in flux amongst the Marketing Interns that have him in their Podcast Fantasy starting lineup. We clear the air on the injury and Dec and Ty also give their ankle updates (spoiler: they're healthy). Collectively, our average quality is explaining the BP to other people without going super in depth or being too vague (this is a great podcast for you if you're struggling to explain what we do to other people).  *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #24 - Andy's Ankle Injury Report* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:05:27
August 8, 2019
200. Cavy Brennan - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Cavy is a PhD student studying Biochemistry at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Post graduation from the University of St. Thomas, Cavy took on a full time High School teaching job in Chicago teaching science classes. Cavy was able to put his thoughts to words like no one we've ever seen. Some have called Cavy a fart in a hurricane, destined for greatness, we call him our 200th podcast guest. Enjoy. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #47 - Cavy Brennan* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:16:08
August 6, 2019
199. Josh Shefner
Josh Shefner is the founder and CEO of Agricycle, a company housing food products created from over-farmed waste in Africa. Agricycle is in the inaugural cohort of the Target Incubator and currently has three brands: Blue Mangoes, Dough Good Bakery, and TropiCOAL Ignition. Hear how this class project company turned into a start-up company that grew so fast his university threatened to expel him. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E25 - Recycling Empathy (feat. Josh Shefner)* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:10:09
August 5, 2019
197. the Corp - The Michael Jordan of Back End Shows
Not entirely sure if we mention MJ at all in this episode. However, we do talk about our incredible time with Carly Zucker, how Dec talks over Andy way too much, and Ty teaches us about the Irish goodbye. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #23 - The Michael Jordan of Back End Shows* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:05:23
August 1, 2019
197. Clara Cott - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Clara Cott is the founder of Scribble, a company dedicated to empowering a generation of young adults through graphic design and business. On today's episode, we unpack how Clara was the face of Boatchella and didn't come, why being a social media coordinator for a 100 year old business is so powerful, and we relive our excursion to northwest Minnesota for the Woodchuck event. To finish it off, Clara brought a surprise in her Backpocket! *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #46 - Clara Cott* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:15:05
July 30, 2019
196. Carly Zucker
Carly Zucker is a kick-ass mom of 3, host of "Overtime with Carly Zucker" on KFAN 100.3 in the Twin Cities, and MN Wild player Jason Zucker's first wife. We touch on ALL things being a mom, a wife to a hockey player, her journey into broadcasting and much more. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E24 - A Little Bit of Everything (feat. Carly Zucker)* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:31:31
July 29, 2019
195. the Corp - We Missed the Face App Trend
We get deep on this weeks show with talking about Russia's Face App that everyone fell into, the implications of artificial intelligence knowing us better than we know ourselves (Dec's been reading up on this not to brag), and Ty learned how to change a tail light. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #22 - We Missed the Face App Trend* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:02:07
July 25, 2019
194. Craig Lynes - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Canadian Craig Lynes is an aspiring Chiropractor at Northwestern Health Sciences. Craig is from Camrose, Alberta and loves the mountains of the north. He doesn't quite understand why we call washrooms bathrooms when they rarely have baths in them. His family owns five chiropractic practices in the greater Alberta area, and he is planning on returning there after school to take over one of the locations. Craig is also the face of an up and coming influencer IG profile, biceps_by_craig. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #45 - Craig Lynes* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:03:52
July 23, 2019
193. Steve Schussler
Steve Schussler is the founder of Rain Forest Cafe, a global restaurant franchise that has been serving families for over 23 years. We've all been inside a Rain Forest Cafe (if you haven't, please see here), but today we had the opportunity to enter inside the mind behind the creation. Steve not only has created Rain Forest Cafe's, but also has built 15 other restaurant franchises such as T-Rex, Green Acres Event Center in Eden Prairie, MN. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E23 - Welcome to the Jungle (feat. Rain Forest Cafe Founder Steve Schussler)* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
58:18
July 22, 2019
192. the Corp - We Are NOT a "How's the Weather today?" Small Talk Podcast
We bought a fourth mic and Intern Ty not only has mic but now bought his own camera too. The content quality is taking massive leaps here in Back End Show #21 as we scold Ty for talking about the weather to pass time, Andy has issues with always filling his car up half way, and uhhh... do we have a dedicated blonde girl demographic? *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #21 - We Are NOT a "How's the Weather today?" Small Talk Podcast* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
44:17
July 18, 2019
191. John Inserra - Marketing Intern Spotlight
John Inserra is the President at Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants, and he is Andrew's father. This is John's fourth time on the podcast. If you are curious on how he was able to score the most caring, beautiful, and supportive women out there check out this PODCAST. On this episode, we discuss how John has seen The Backpocket grow, how he's incorporated Backpocket Mantras in his professional and personal life, and why embracing your Average Qualities is so important. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #44 - John Inserra* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:20:00
July 16, 2019
190. Chad Greenway
Chad Greenway is a former Minnesota Vikings Linebacker and current owner of Gray Duck Vodka, a locally grown vodka in Minnesota. Coming from a small town of 300 people in South Dakota, to becoming an All-American linebacker for the University of Iowa, to being selected in the first round of the draft by the Vikings and playing 11 years in the NFL, Chad has one hell of a journey. He's built his brand by simply being himself through the ups and downs on his journey. The next part of his journey is building Gray Duck Vodka and doing so by Dominating the Sandbox (just like us).  *Disclaimer: originally S3 E22 - Duck, Duck, Gray Duck (feat. Chad Greenway former MN Vikings LB)* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:22:42
July 15, 2019
189. the Corp - We are Officially a "4th of July in MN" Podcast
The Sunday Scaries after this past weekend hit very hard. However, that didn't stop us from pushing out some great content talking 4th of July Weekend, the 5 Great Lakes, and our average quality of carpentry.  *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #20 - We are Officially a "4th of July in MN" Podcast* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
58:47
July 11, 2019
188. Ian Deloney - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Ian Deloney is the lead designer at Social Butterfly. He's crafted his art through his love for philosophy, which was his childhood dream profession. Ian challenges himself to live a fulfilled life because it's not just about doing what's fun. He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Marketing & Graphic Design, and has worked with Gary Vaynerchuck, Floyd Mayweather, Casey Adams, and many more notable creatives. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #43 - Ian Deloney* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!  SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:09:16
July 9, 2019
187. Jonah Stillman
Jonah is a 20 year old Author and Keynote Speaker from Minnetonka, Minnesota. During his junior year of High School him and his father, David Stillman, wrote a New York Best Time Selling book, Gen Z @ Work, unpacking how to work with, utilize, and understand Gen Z (people born between 1995-2010). Jonah consults with the best of the best including the NFL, LinkedIn, Intuit, and many more. He travels the world speaking to spread the positive word about Gen Z.  *Disclaimer: originally S3 E21 - The Gen Z Guru (feat. 20 yr old Author/Keynote Speaker Jonah Stillman) SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:20:13
July 8, 2019
186. Boatchella Recap
Boatchella was an absolute hit and we couldn't be happier to announce the corp came out on top making $50 on the entire event. LOTS of great stories from the event, lessons learned, and we announce the next date for Boatchella 2020. Mark Amick and Steve Harrell join the show to recap. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #19 - Boatchella Recap* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
49:00
July 4, 2019
185. Eli Ruffer - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Eli Ruffer is a comedian, writer, and musician. He decided to quit his job as a chemist to pursue his passions. Eli recently moved back to his hometown of Chicago to take on the comedy scene. Eli has a newsletter, I Am Eli’s Comedy, which is packed with one-liners and original art. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #42 - Eli Ruffer* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!  SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:06:10
July 2, 2019
184. Alexis Walsko
We celebrate 100 weeks of podcasting in 2 and 1/2 years with no guest better than Alexis Walsko. She is the founder and visionary of Lola Red PR, an agency based in the Twin Cities that she founded when she was 22. We have an incredible conversation about how she built her company, but only after she interviewed us first for 20 minutes. Andy cries, we celebrate 100 weeks, and we unpack the future of Backpocket. Enjoy. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E20 - The Beacon of Positivity (feat. Alexis Walsko founder of Lola Red PR)* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:32:18
July 1, 2019
183. the Corp
The boys introduce a new room in the house coined "The War Room", Tyler has issues with "Future Tyler" problems, and with Boatchella being less than 48 hours away we unpack what the hell to expect from it all.  *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #18* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
50:46
June 27, 2019
182. Mary LeVoir - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Mary LeVoir owns Move Dance Training. She's competed on So You Think You Can Dance and for a National Championship at the University of Minnesota. Mary's talent is inspired by her determination towards creating moves that makes you have goosebumps all over. She is also the cousin of Annie Vitale, our brilliant in-house graphic designer. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #41 - Mary LeVoir* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!  SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:07:51
June 25, 2019
181. Dan Noethe
Dan is a sports card mogul (i.e. he buys/sells sports cards for a living). What started as a simple project with moving his junk out of his parents basement after college turned into him finding tons of NBA trading cards. None more important than the Lebron James Rookie Card that he solid for $600 and reinvested back into more cards to buy/trade. His consistency with buying/selling cards on twitter has him recognized as one of the top traders and has caught the eye of big entrepreneurs such as Gary Vaynerchuk. Buy/Trade/Follow Dan's crazy process on Twitter.* *Disclaimer: originally S3 E19 - The Consistent Flip (feat. Sports Card Mogul Dan Noethe)* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:18:28
June 24, 2019
180. the Corp
People are starting to realize our studio is just a room in our house, we witnessed the Bachelor for the first time, Dec realizes he doesn't have his love language dialed in, and Intern Ty finishes the pod off with an incredible feel good story. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #17* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
56:18
June 20, 2019
179. Coach Wallie Kuchinski - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Coach Wallie Kuchinski (most commonly known as Coach K) is the Defensive Coordinator for the University of St. Thomas. One phrase that commonly describes Coach K's defense is TOTAL MAYHEM. We unpack Coach's journey arriving to where he is today, how he's inspired us with terms like "Wildly Average", "Birds on a Wire", and "Let's go start a riot". The impact he has had on us and the greater UST Football community is unmatched. This podcast is one for the books Marketing Interns, strap in and lend us your ears for this episode.  *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #40 - Coach Wallie Kuchinski* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!  SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:10:06
June 18, 2019
178. Brett Brohl
Brett Brohl is an entrepreneur, investor, Managing Director at TechStars, and founder of the Syndicate Fund. Brett highlights the REAL story of entrepreneurship through his experiences starting his own companies and now investing/mentoring others.  *Disclaimer: originally S3 E18 - The Wild Ride of Entrepreneurship (feat. Brett Brohl with TechStars)* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:26:31
June 17, 2019
177. Intern Ty Webb
Intern Ty joins the show for his inaugural Back End Show producer role as we discuss at what point it’s acceptable to miss Boatchella, the top grossing Backpocket navigation apps, and our collective average qualities of adulting.  *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #16* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
57:00
June 13, 2019
176. Jordan Lundell - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Jordan recently started working as a Video Content Creator with VSM Real Estate. He was working as a Financial Advisor out of college because he had two summer internships with the company and they offered him a job after graduation. He was extremely grateful for the opportunity, yet he realized he wasn't fired up to go to work anymore, so he took powers into his own hands. Jordan was also a teammate of ours at the University of St. Thomas where his drive and determination flourished as well. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #39 - Jordan Lundell* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!  SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:03:08
June 11, 2019
175. Famous Dave
Dave Anderson is the founder of Famous Dave's, a nationwide chain restaurant serving the full BBQ experience. Dave is a Choctaw and Ojibwe Indian and was born and raised in Chicago. He found the passion to BBQ at an early age and eventually opened his first BBQ joint in the small town of Hayward, WI in 1994. Since then, Famous Dave's has grown to a publicly traded entity worth over $500 million. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E17 - The MOST Famous Dave (feat. Dave Anderson founder of Famous Dave's BBQ)* SPONSORS: - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:18:53
June 10, 2019
174. Mark Amick
Mark Amick returns to the show to fulfill his duties as 2nd string producer once more. Declan realizes he says "Dude", "Dude, Wow", "That's Crazy", "Dude, that's crazy", and "Wow Dude, That's Crazy" way too much. The boys discuss how their should be a second month of the year dedicated to growing a mustache (potentially July but we don't have the name for it yet). Finally, stay for til the end of the show to learn about what a koala looks like when it's wet and feel good with us listening to Kodi Lee's performance on Americas Got Talent. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #15*
53:09
June 6, 2019
173. Alex Coursol - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Almost Dr. Alex Coursol is a soon to be Psychologist. She's heading out to Denver to continue her passion of help adolescent kids. From being a towel queen at the front desk of Altr Fitness to keeping the TV on a loop of Life of Pets for Harvey, she wears many hats. Alex's goal is to never let the dab die. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #38 - Alex Coursol Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! 
1:12:43
June 4, 2019
172. Senator Karin Housley
Karin is a mom of 4, wife to Hall of Fame Hockey player Phil Housley, an author, and a MN State Senator currently representing District 39. Karin met Phil in junior high, started dating senior year of high school, and after that they never looked back. From being a full time mom of 4 kids traveling and living in 21 different cities, to a real estate business owner and eventually becoming a MN State Senator in 2016, Karin has tons of great stories providing excellent insight into her journey. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E16 - State Capitol Takeover (feat. MN State Senator Karin Housley)*
1:09:52
June 3, 2019
171. Matt Christenson
We award the MIAC conference with a participation trophy and take call ins to get real-time reactions to the recent news of UST getting kicked out of the MIAC. Other topics include Dec's lion shirt (and how he's still a beta), our roommate Matty C joins the show as his first time producing, and we announce our newest venture: Boatchella by Backpocket. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #14*
57:59
May 30, 2019
170. Joey Puk - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Joey is a Territory Development Representative for Medtronic, but more importantly he's a guy simply trying to provide value to people around him everyday. He brought the value with the conversation we had with him unpacking his passion for sales, transitioning out of his football career and UST, and much more.  *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #37 - Joey Puk* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! 
1:11:44
May 28, 2019
169. Cole Ehresmann
Cole is the founder of Hive Apparel, a non-profit company donating all it's profits to the bees. In 2014, Cole opened a newspaper and saw a headline about bees going extinct. Already owning Hive apparel at the time, Cole put 2 and 2 together and immediately pursued the idea to tie his company to the bees. Since then, he has gone from donating 2% of his profits to being a full non-profit  company as well as owning 10 Hives (each Hive containing over 1 million bees).  *Disclaimer: originally S3 E15 - Saving the Bees (feat. Cole Ehresmann Founder of Hive Apparel)*
1:16:23
May 27, 2019
168. Stationary Astronaut
Stationary Astronaut joins us in the studio this week as we talk story (an old Hawaiian tradition commonly known as "catching up"), unpack some of our own trials and tribulations the past 8 months, and finish with a very special segment where we call our mothers and ask if we were breast fed or formula fed. *Disclaimer: originally Dominate the Sandbox Podcast Special (feat. Stationary Astronaut)*
2:17:17
May 23, 2019
167. Jesse Addo - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Jesse Addo is an Advisory Consultant at Deloitte and the founder of PLEASE SHUT UP, an original platform for exploring the interchange of the worlds of sports, hip hop, and media. We played football with Jesse at the University of St. Thomas where he played outside linebacker. He was the MVP of our team during the 2017 season and an All-American. Jesse is hungry to build his personal brand in sports entertainment. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #36 - Jesse Addo Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! 
1:12:38
May 21, 2019
166. Zach Fisk
Zach Fisk is the founder of Thrift-Fil-A, a thirfting platform selling vintage clothes and other items. At the young age of 20, Zach has managed to sell over 3,000 items and grow an instagram page to over 27,000 followers. Enjoy Zach's journey from learning how to thrift at the young age of 7 to the creation of Thrift-Fil-A. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E14 - Thrift-Fil-A (feat. Zach Fisk)*
51:04
May 20, 2019
165. the Corp
1st Quarter results ARE IN and we reflect on the incredibly fun first 3 months of SZN 3 on our quest to Dominate the Sandbox. We find out the truth behind American Cheese and how that effects the potentially fraudulent state of Wisconsin, we unpack Andrew's realization that his life signifies a duck in water, and we all look at the instagram ads we are targeted with to understand what the algorithms think of us.  *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #13*
53:38
May 16, 2019
164. Nolan Rockers - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Nolan Rockers is the founder of o·pin·ion clothing located in the Twin Cities. The message is simple, "Don’t live your life making decisions based on how people are going to look at you. You know how you want to live your life, and what you want to do with it." Nolan is also a Social Media Coordinator at Skol Marketing where he's built a sturdy foundation. Follow Nolan & o·pin·ion today! *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #35 - Nolan Rockers* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! 
55:30
May 14, 2019
163. Michael E. Jordan
Michael E. Jordan (not to be confused with Michael Jordan) is the founder of UNRL, an apparel brand all about the underdog story working with various professional athletes. From failing at his first company he dropped out of college for to selling out the MN Wild hockey store with UNRL, Michael has an incredible journey loaded with trials, tribulation, and success. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E13 - That was UNRL (feat. Michael E. Jordan)*
1:15:38
May 13, 2019
162. the Corp
BP corp got richer this past week as Dec won $650 betting $10 on Country House to win the Kentucky Derby. We forgot release our annual Kentucky Derby picks last episode (average), so we put it on this episode for you to enjoy. Other topics include Sam having an addiction with his new found role as a podcast booking agent, and Andrew has new found love for the word empirical.  *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #12* SPONSORS: - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
48:15
May 9, 2019
161. Duncan Dahl - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Duncan Dahl is a local Twin Cities cyclist, environmentalist, writer, and music playlist curator. This is Duncan's second time on the Backpocket, link to his first appearance HERE. His average quality the first time around was his knowledge of music, now he's confidently curating playlists left and right! Duncan return to New Zealand for the second time this January, and he shared his mental and physical growth with us. You keep inspiring us Duncan, keep it up! *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #34 - Duncan Dahl Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!  SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:06:03
May 7, 2019
160. Caleb VanDeman
Caleb is a free lance marketer and entrepreneur in the Twin Cities and has managed over 3,500 digital marketing campaigns and consulted for a number of Fortune 500 companies in social media strategy and paid social. We discuss his journey from growing up with EIGHT brothers, dropping out of Purdue (but not before he met his wife on the first day of class), and pursuing/finding his passion in marketing. Caleb is fascinated with the human psychology side of marketing which made for an incredible conversation. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E12 - Reciprocal Altruism (feat. Caleb VanDeman)* Reciprocal Altruism definition - When organism acts in a manner that temporarily reduces its fitness while increasing another organism's fitness, with the expectation that the other organism will act in a similar manner at a later time.   SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:20:36
May 6, 2019
159. the Corp
 The sun is shining, the beer is flowing, and the boys from the Backpocket are still recording. This week we discuss Andrew’s new job with future podcast guest Caleb Van Deman, we take a stand against people who hate on bandwagon fans, and Sam got kicked out of a college bar and no one is shocked. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #11 * SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
55:20
May 2, 2019
158. Josiah Bardwell - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Josiah is an aspiring doctor, and he will be attending med school this July. Josiah graduated with us at the University of St. Thomas. As we became good friends, we quickly learned how Josiah is an all-around, self-aware man who's dedicating his passion towards offering his hand to those in need.  He lights up the room with his energy, and we're stoked to call him a great friend.  *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #33 - Josiah Bardwell Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!  SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:01:10
April 30, 2019
157. Gabby Thomas
Gabby Thomas is a model, an actress, and an influencer currently living in the Twin Cities. As 2 Wildly Average guys, we unpack how the modelling industry works (especially in today's age with Instagram) and her journey through the industry so far. Gabby recently dropped out of the University of St. Thomas and is pursuing a modelling career full time with the hopes of making it to LA within the year. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E11 - What Even is an "Influencer"? (feat. Gabby Thomas)* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:00:23
April 29, 2019
156. the Corp
Episode Dix is here (Dix is French for 10) and we're talking how Easter weekend is really the first Mother's Day prep (disclaimer: everyday is mothers day #promompodcast), Sam's Twitter game is raising some concerns, and we threw an art party in our house and shit hit the fan when a patron started making bacon in our kitchen.  *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #10* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
49:06
April 25, 2019
155. Ayo Okesanya -Marketing Intern Spotlight
Ayo picked up long distant running one year ago. Through mental fortitude and a desire to improve his overall health, he signed up for a marathon on zero training. Once he started preparing, fitness went from a form of punishment to now it's a form of prayer. Ayo graduated from the University of St. Thomas and is working at the Star Tribune. He's also Moise Igeno's glue piece. Learn more about Ayo, here. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #32 - Ayo Okesanya* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!  SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
56:24
April 23, 2019
154. Alex Rollins
Alex Rollins is the lead singer of Denny, a Minneapolis band rectifying the 80s vibe through their upbeat, indy rock music. After 2 cease and desists on previous bands, Alex started Denny with the origin of the name being his father Dennis who represents the bigger than life, lack of care in the world, vibe that was introduced through 80s music. From dropping out of college to go on tour, to living in John Lennon's Lost Weekend home in California, the man has incredible stories detailing his journey as an artist.    *Disclaimer: originally S3 E10 - Be Bigger than Life (feat. Alex Rollins)* SPONSORS:  - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE.  - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs   - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Email us at backpocket@visionarymfg.com to get your custom order started today!
1:05:47
April 22, 2019
153. Matt Harein
Matt Harein joins the show this week and asserts his alpha status immediately as he dethrones Decky Spineless from his floral chair. We discuss Matt's Cool Guys in Uptown Podcast, The Blue Cheese Podcast in Uptown, and how Declan bought life insurance and has his brother as the sole beneficiary (Aidan if you're reading this, Dec never told you, so make sure you listen up at time stamp 24:45 for more details).   *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #9* SPONSORS:  - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE.  - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs   - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Email us at backpocket@visionarymfg.com to get your custom order started today!
54:15
April 18, 2019
152. Sam Herriges - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Sam Herriges broke on to the seen with his now famous video "Elevator Pitch." A classic narrative detailing the dedication of finding an internship during the summer before your senior year of college. It's a struggle we all went through, and Sam’s lyrical wizardry sums it up perfect. Sam is currently a junior on the University of St. Thomas, and the future is bright for him. Bonus Fact: if you’re in the market for a new chair, follow Mr. Herriges on IG for expert reviews.  *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #31 feat. Sam Herriges Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!  SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:06:03
April 16, 2019
151. Ross Hamann
Ross is a former Pro Golfer and current Director of Sales at Aon in Minneapolis. We got to know him because he's Jack Burke's boss and has a keen interest in starting his own podcast. Ross is 35 years old and in a position that is uncommon and unique. In the insurance industry, he is the glue piece between the Baby Boomers and the Millennials/Gen Zers. Ross has had the success he's had and is where he is today he challenges the status quo every day and aims to elevate the people around him. Using his experience with playing golf professionally, Ross has created an incredible mindset to challenge others and put them outside their comfort zone, making him what we consider The Walking Challenge.   *Disclaimer: originally S3 E9 - The Walking Challenge (feat. Ross Hamann)*  SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:11:18
April 15, 2019
150. Jack Burke
A full week of stories including Jack Burke using his entire free week at ALTR Fitness, sending a pizza to Pardon My Take for the Final Four weekend (and it actually working…sorta), and unpacking the possibility that UST could get kicked out of the MIAC.  *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #8* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
51:53
April 11, 2019
149. Golden Nuggets of Ben VandenWymelenberg, Nasser Lubega, and the Corp
As shocking as this may seem, no we did not pull any April Fools jokes this week. However, we did have great guests like Ben VW, chairman and president of Woodchuck USA, Nasser Lubega, a friend from Kenya studying to be a doctor, and Back End Show #7 with Andrew’s Average Dental Hygiene.  *Disclaimer: originally Golden Nuggets of Ben VandenWymelenberg, Nasser Lubega, and Back End Show #7*
07:49
April 10, 2019
148. Andrea Toppin - Marketing Intern Spotlight #30 - Andrea Toppin
Andrea is an aspiring chiropractor at Northwestern Health Sciences University. She also ran cross-country and track and field at Iowa State. Andrea continued to passionately run after undergrad because it’s what she loves to do. Eventually, her good friend challenged her to run her first half marathon, and soon after, she ran her first full marathon. Andrea Toppin is now competing for the 2020 Olympic Trials. She is always battling through the next obstacle! *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #30 - Andrea Toppin* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:05:34
April 9, 2019
147. Sotahboy
Oscar Salinas, popularly known as @sotahboy on instagram, is a portrait photographer and videographer in the Twin Cities. Oscar picked up a camera less than 3 years ago and has grown his brand to over 130K followers on instagram. People think Oscar is a world traveler who takes photos all over the country, but what you’ll find is just the opposite. Oscar shoots with a few friends like Gabby Thomas and they go to places they decide in 30 minutes or less. The practicality and commitment to creation is incredible.   *Disclaimer: originally S3 E8 - Sotahboy (feat. Oscar Salinas) SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:17:46
April 8, 2019
146. the Corp
We hash-out why Declan continues to dress like he does and how Sam is developing into quite the savvy entrepreneur.  Don't sleep on going to the dentist because you may end up like Andrew (spoiler: it's not good). Also, Jordan Peterson, Gronk, and Conor McGregor make an appearance. Thanks to Woodchuck for the killer survival weekend last Sunday.  *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #7* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
56:07
April 4, 2019
145. Golden Nuggets of Minneninja, Tommy Laken, and the Corp
Already 6 weeks into this thing and the boys are running at high velocity with average qualities and incredible conversations delivering like Muhammad Ali (allegedly). This week’s guests include Jennifer Tavernier, a former American Ninja Warrior and fitness advocate empowering others through strength, Tommy Laken, Intern Sam’s best friend and Canadien advocate, and finally the 6th week straight of the Back End Show where we address some serious rumblings about the Backpocket. *Disclaimer: originally Golden Nuggets of Minneninja, Tommy Laken, and Back End Show #6*
07:39
April 3, 2019
144. Nasser Lubega - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Nasser is an aspiring surgeon who will be attending med school this summer (he'll be deciding in the next few weeks). He's been a marketing intern since Day One as he's tracked our progress as much as we've tracked his. He was born in Uganda, and moved to Kenya at the age of 12 to attend Greensteds International School. From there, he moved to the United States to study pre-med at UST. He has friends all over the world, and we had a chance to tap into a small portion of the life of the elegant Nasser Lubega! Enjoy. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #29 - Nasser Lubega* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:03:19
April 2, 2019
143. Ben VandenWymelenberg
Ben is the Founder and Chairman of Woodchuck USA and author of "T#e World Needs Your F*cking Ideas". We talk to Ben about building the mindset to pursuing your ideas, and his journey about how he's built his own company based on this very mindset. Ben has traveled to all 7 continents and has planted a tree in each continent as part of Woodchuck USA's Buy One Plant One initiative. Ben's mission is to sustain the world's climate and preserve the nature of the world for generations to come. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E7 - Pursuing Your Ideas (feat. Ben VandenWymelenberg)* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:18:40
April 1, 2019
142. the Corp
We address the rumblings circling about the feedback we've been hearing about the Back End Show, we hear some average qualities from some fellow Marketing Interns Annie Vitale, Mark Amick and Mark Dowdle, and officially identify ourselves as a Fairlife Milk podcast (even though Andy is Lactose sensitive).  *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #6* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
38:32
March 28, 2019
141. Golden Nuggets of Josh Neumann, Josh Parks, and the Corp
We made a rookie podcast mistake putting Josh’s in 3 of the last 4 podcasts (Josh Rosenthal, Josh Neumann, and Josh Parks). No one is going to call us out for it so we’ll take care of it ourselves. This weeks features include Josh Neumann, founder of Kind Lips, Jost Parks, founder of GhostFit, and Back End Show #5.  *Disclaimer: originally Golden Nuggets of Josh Neumann, Josh Parks, and Back End Show #6*
04:48
March 27, 2019
140. Tommy Laken Marketing Intern Spotlight
Tommy Laken is an avid listener of The Backpocket ever since Sam Schuneman, lead intern, was brought on to the team. Tommy is a current student at Minnesota State University, Mankato with an average quality of goaltending. Following the sports trend, as the number two in high school, Tommy is nearly a scratch golfer. During his free time, he loves tripping up to Canada to bring back their snacks (spoiler: it’s Canadian Ruffles and Canadian Jiffy). He loves life. Tommy and Intern Sam are best buds, and we enjoyed having him on the show. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #28 - Tommy Laken* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
44:01
March 26, 2019
139. Jennifer Tavernier
This woman is a bad ass. Plain and simple. Jennifer Tavernier is a former American Ninja Warrior competitor and current fitness influencer living in the Twin Cities. From being a tennis player at Bethel, to getting into stroller fitness (this is wild), to getting into HIIT, to starting her instagram only 3 years ago, to finding American Ninja Warrior Jen's journey is incredible. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E6 - Minneninja (feat. Jennifer Tavernier)* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:12:03
March 25, 2019
138. the Corp
We are really starting to do as those do within the sandbox. In this episode, expect to hear a full announcement of the Backpocket Boys committing to Greenway hockey for the 2020 season. Sam claims to be the worlds greats Big Buck Hunter player, so we're hosting a tournament in the coming weeks to truly to determine this grand claim (hit our line if you want to be included). Andrew is scared about his hairline... nothing new there. We all think he's doing alright. Declan realizes he should start closing his legs more. When it comes to what we learned, Andrew watched Free Solo and learned about Alex Honnald's ability to combat fear. Declan wants sphere packaging implemented ASAP, and Sam brings the youth to the table with young rappers. To Vinny Amendola and Mr. & Mrs. Inserra, thanks for your continued support. Cheers to the Marketing Interns!  If you would like to submit your own average quality and be featured on the show, please email, DM, or text us your video! *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #5* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
47:21
March 21, 2019
137. Golden Nuggets of Chelsey Larson, Coach Josh Rosenthal, and the Corp
1 month into Season 3 and the boys are starting to click. This week features a kidney donor and avid golfer, Chelsey Larson, Andrew and Declan’s former UST coach Josh Rosenthal, and a killer Back End Show featuring the a NEW segment Average Quality Consultants. *Disclaimer: originally Golden Nuggets of Chelsey Larson, Coach Josh Rosenthal, and Back End Show #4*
05:36
March 20, 2019
136. Josh Parks - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Josh Parks is the founder of Ghost Fit apparel with the mission statement of, "Raise Your Standards".  Josh played Division 1 football at the University of Minnesota and through a serious tough patch he decided to hang up the cleats. He later found the urge to get back on the playing field and transferred to UST and that's where we first met Josh. At this point Josh fired up Ghost Fit and Ghost Cuts. He's a natural. Listen to how and why Josh decided to raise his standards, and take control of his journey. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #27 - Josh Parks* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! SPONSORS:  - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE.  - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs   - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Email us at backpocket@visionarymfg.com to get your custom order started today!
45:09
March 19, 2019
135. Josh Neumann
 Josh Neumann is the founder of Kind Lips, a company amplifying kindness in the world using lip balm as the vehicle for change. What started as a project making lip balm in his kitchen to now selling in major stores is one hell of a journey we're excited for you to listen to. We screwed up saying "Chapstick" instead of lip balm at least 20 times.  *Disclaimer: originally S3 E5 - Amplifying Kindness (feat. Josh Neumann)* SPONSORS:  - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE.  - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs   - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Email us at backpocket@visionarymfg.com to get your custom order started today!
1:12:58
March 18, 2019
134. the Corp
We introduce a new segment: Average Quality Consultants where listeners submit videos of themselves describing their Average Qualities and we provide feedback and commentary. Sam informs the listeners about the shocking news regarding penguins and the boys recap the MN state hockey tournament. Please mark this podcast as the day we declared ourselves a Greenway podcast, lets go Raiders. If you would like to submit your own average quality and be featured on the show, please email, DM, or text us your video! *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #4* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
47:26
March 14, 2019
133. Golden Nuggets of Alex French, Piff Peterson, and the Corp
Week 3 (also referred to as #GasWeek) got off to a very hot start with Alex French, cofounder of Bizzy Coffee and Ironman athlete, then followed strong with once Backpocket filmer now TikTok Star Piff Peterson, and finished the week as we always do with our third Back End Show featuring guest producer and roommate Jack Burke. *Disclaimer: originally Golden Nuggets of Alex French, Piff Peterson, and Back End Show #3*
20:23
March 13, 2019
132. Coach Josh Rosenthal - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Coach Rosie is currently the Director of Football Operations & Wide Receivers Coach at Concordia University, St. Paul. He was our coach at UST, and we became great friends as we watched each other grow in our respective fields. Coach Rosie and his wife Amy live in Savage, Minnesota with their daughter, Perry, who's repping Jordan swag from head to toe. To all of those sneakerheads out there, Rosie is your mans. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #26 - Coach Josh Rosenthal* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
43:58
March 12, 2019
131. Chelsey Larson
Chelsey Larson is a kidney donor and avid golfer. On May 29th, 2015, Chelsey made the leap to donate her kidney to Ellen, a college roommate of hers 2 years prior at the University of Minnesota struggling to live an honorable life with being on dialysis. We discuss her journey to why she decided to donate her kidney. She currently works for a start up kidney donation company, Omni Life, where she spreads awareness of the kidney donation through her incredible story.   *Disclaimer: originally S3 E4 - From The Heart (feat. Chelsey Larson)* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:22:54
March 11, 2019
130. Jack Burke
Guest producer and roommate Jack Burke joins the show as the boys talk about Gas week, their lease getting renewed in Uptown, a new BP goal to buy a billboard this year & much more. *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #3* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
38:18
March 7, 2019
129. Golden Nuggets of JC Lippold, Lisa Evanson, and the Corp
This weeks Golden Nuggets features J.C. Lippold, a fitness coach and marathon runner, Lisa Evanson, a Twin Cities comic who absolutely crushed at our 2 year Anniversary Party, and our second Back End Show. The biggest improvement is from Week 1 to 2 so please let us know if we improved in any way. The content this week was absolute heat. *Disclaimer: originally Golden Nuggets of JC Lippold, Lisa Evanson, and Back End Show #2*
18:57
March 6, 2019
128. Piff Peterson - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Piff Peterson is a talented content creator in the Twin Cities who recently started going viral on Tik Tok which funnels right into growth on YouTube and Instagram. He's an entertainer by heart, and follows his passion to provide genuine content. We discusses his journey to tackling the content creation world, how he stays grounded through not taking life too seriously, and why instagram influencers live in a different world. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #25 - Piff Peterson* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven!
41:24
March 5, 2019
127. Alex French
Alex French is the co-founder of Bizzy Coffee, a top-selling cold brew coffee sold most popularly on Amazon. He discusses his journey full of failed start-ups, running in insane endurance races, and how that all lead to the creation of Bizzy Coffee.  *Disclaimer: originally S3 E3 - Let's Get Bizzy (feat. Alex French)* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:06:18
March 4, 2019
126. the Corp
We talk about the dangers of caffeine, the wonders of George Foreman, Andrew's fuel source, and has Declan become more self-centered since the BP has been blowing up (allegedly)? *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #2* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
37:51
February 28, 2019
125. Golden Nuggets of TJ Lavin, Austin Jochum, and Back End Show Pilot
The first week of Season 3 was a smashing hit. We got off to a hot start with T.J. Lavin, host of MTV’s the Challenge, then got after an insanely motivating story in Austin Jochum, and finished the week with our first ever Back End Show. There are obvious areas of improvement after the first week. Whether it’s not getting any footy with T.J. due to bandwidth limitations or not wanting to give up the floral chairs as part of our (alleged) contract with Spotify, it was all captured in this weeks Golden Nuggets. *Disclaimer: originally Golden Nuggets of TJ Lavin, Austin Jochum, and Back End Show #1 - Pilot*
16:43
February 27, 2019
124. Lisa Evanson - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Lisa Evanson is a local twin cities comedian by night and an Account Manager at Carmichael Lynch by day (which we decided wasn't what we wanted to talk about). Lisa opened for our 2 year anniversary party, and she crushed! During this conversation, we unpacked her entry into comedy, why comedy is so important to her, and who she wants to be on stage. Find her at Acme on Monday nights and Sisyphus on Thursday nights. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #24 - Lisa Evanson* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
53:04
February 26, 2019
123. JC Lippold
 J.C. Lippold is a fitness coach, a marathon runner and yoga instructor creating awesome spaces for people to sweat, learn, and collaborate.  We unpack his journey of getting into the fitness industry after he seriously injured his back moving his piano (by the way, the guy is an incredible singer). J.C. also talks about his Sweaty Nomad project where he goes into a new fitness space every single day and documents his experiences in these spaces. *Disclaimer: originally S3 E2 - The Sweaty Nomad (feat. JC Lippold)* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here. 
1:05:07
February 25, 2019
122. the Corp - Back End Show Pilot
Since the creation of this podcast we've always had a conversation on the BACK END of our Monday episodes discussing our Average Quality, a "What Did You Learn Today?", and a Feel Good Story (the BP CORE segments). We've always held the BACK END in high regard, but now we're holding it in higher regard with the release of our very own BACK END SHOW.  Every week we'll discuss the CORE segments and many more. Enjoy the first of many to come. This week we catch up after not being with each other for 6 weeks, unpack #BeefWeek2019, and Spotify buying out the pioneers of podcasting, Gimlet Media and Anchor... and is Spotify looking to buy us out now?   *Disclaimer: originally Back End Show #1 - Pilot* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
36:02
February 21, 2019
121. Austin Jochum - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Offering your hand in service without an expectation of anything in return is a magical thing🔮 Austin Jochum is pushing the fitness world through building a culture of VALUE! He's selfless. He's genuine. He's transparent. He's out there transforming lives. Thank you for joining The Backpocket Podcast and sharing your story. You're an incredible friend! #TheBiggestCoachInTheMIAC *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #23 - Austin Jochum* Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
50:07
February 19, 2019
120. TJ Lavin
 T.J. Lavin is a BMX legend and host of MTVs The Challenge. We discuss his journey in BMX and how he became one of the greatest BMX riders of all time, his gnarly crash(es), getting involved in MTVs The Challenge, and we play a new GAME Mustache or Trash.  *Disclaimer: originally S3 E1 - Challenge Accepted (feat. TJ Lavin)* SPONSORS: - Link n Drink - a networking event for like-minded hustlers, creatives, and entrepreneurs looking to collaborate in the Twin Cities.  NEXT EVENT: 6PM, May 8th @ Finnegan's Brew Co.  GET YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE. - Skyline Specs -  a movement aimed at connecting and inspiring individuals to the place they call home.  Check out their instagram page @skyline_specs  - Visionary Manufacturing -  a one stop shop for all of your custom merchandise and apparel needs.  They understand if you succeed in retail sales, they will succeed as a manufacturing service. Customize your apparel here.
1:04:06
February 18, 2019
119. SZN 2 Recap
 We put together a VERY special bonus episode for all the Marketing Interns (aka the listeners and supporters of this podcast) reviewing our Season 2 experience.   Season 2 will forever be remembered as the year we started taking this podcast seriously, created one of the coolest networks out there, and built a mindset to follow your passion.  This podcast is way cooler if you watch it on Youtube. Make sure you reach out to Intern Sam and tell him he did a good job. He put the whole thing together himself cause he's the best intern on the planet.
10:38
January 14, 2019
118. the Corp - SZN 2 Finale
That's a WRAP! Our finale hits home a light-hearted reflection on our overall average quality of season two, we run through serious milestones, and keep it super casual for all of you marketing interns.  Season two started on February 6th and ends on December 20th. We released 46 straight weeks with a Monday podcast, 23 Marketing Intern Spotlights in a row, and 14 weeks of golden nuggets. Totaling 83 podcasts in 2018. We love you marketing interns. Take Care! Enjoy more of our content on our website  *Disclaimer: originally Andrew & Declan's SZN 2 Finale*
52:00
December 20, 2018
117. Golden Nuggets of Giselle Ugarte
(00:12) Youtube University… Admitting you don’t know something, then figuring out to learn it  (06:25) When you’re unsure of yourself that’s most likely when you’re at your worst... Self-awareness is key  (11:10) The GRIND… Detailing evolution of all the content we’ve created since June Listen to the full version of this podcast here.  *Disclaimer: originally Golden Nuggets of The Guiding Light (feat. Giselle Ugarte)*
16:08
December 19, 2018
116. Golden Nuggets of Jay Louricas
(00:12) Addition U = Serving and Supporting children who are impacted by substance abuse of a family member through storytelling.  (07:45) The snowball effect of winning the Fowler award is a story in itself. Success continues to leave clues. (11:25) Making decisions is a difficult task, and we have to make them everyday... welcome back Matty C Memorial! Listen to the full version of this podcast here.  *Disclaimer: originally Golden Nuggets of A Selfless Story (feat. Jay Louricas)*
16:31
December 18, 2018
115. Giselle Ugarte
Giselle is a entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, and confidence curator in the Twin Cities. She is the Director of Marketing at Media Bridge Advertising  and she hired Andrew on about a month ago.  We talk about her big transition from radio to media bridge and all the struggles, success, and how it all tied in with our story (spoiler: there is big time overlap).   It’s our last Monday podcast of Season 2 and what better person to finish with than the GUIDING LIGHT, the GLUE PIECE Giselle Ugarte.    *Disclaimer: originally S2 E45 - The Guiding Light (feat. Giselle Ugarte)*
1:44:28
December 17, 2018
114. Coach Chris Husby - Marketing Intern Spotlight
Coach Husby was our kicking and specialists Coach at UST our senior year and also is a co-host of 4th Down Experience podcast where he has had on guests such as Pat McAfee. Coach has listen to every single one of our podcasts making him far greater than a tier above the rest. Enjoy this episode with Coach Husby and hear his entrepreneur path as a coach and founder of Special Teams Football Academy. *Disclaimer: originally Marketing Intern Spotlight #22 - Coach Chris Husby * Every listener is a marketing intern. The Marketing Intern Spotlight (MIS) is a conversation with a marketing intern. This podcast is for the marketing interns by the marketing interns! If you want to be apart of the MIS movement, reach out to us at thebackpocketpodcast@gmail.com or by raven! ----------- Check out more content from us here: www.yourbackpockets.com  Help us create better