Pittsburgh, attorney, speaker and entrepreneur Rocco Cozza is back in the Boogie Street Studio for another conversation with Eric. Rocco offer his perspective on the state of the world, what lies ahead and other ‘heavyweight’ topics. They wrap up the show with a discussion on what is body shaming, ideas on promoting healthy living and the obstacles to good habits and nutrition.
Sir Fred Kowalo returns to Boogie Street Studio for another one on one sit down with Eric. On tap are Fred’s upcoming book, thoughts on the origins of rock guitar, who actually started ‘heavy metal’, touring memories and more. The guys finish up the show with memories of the people and artists of Boogie Street Guitars as well as the development of The Project
Pittsburgh Financial Professional Calvin Sales sits down in the Boogie Street Studio for a chat about Entrepreneurship, overcoming obstacles, the new virtual business environment and much more.
Pittsburgh podcaster Chad Medved joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for a wide ranging discussion podcasting, the web, social media and the lost art of ‘real’ conversations. Chad hosts a Pittsburgh based podcast entitled “I’ll Call You Right Back” and bring his unique perspective creating content, show development, video vs. audio podcasting, guest selection, format and much more.
Business coach and author of ‘Manhood Manifesto’, Mike Shereck, joins Eric and Pittsburgh attorney, speaker and author Rocco Cozza, for a discussion of Mike’s book as well as thoughts on better communication, humility, common ground and much, much more.
Fran Stueber, touring professional and long-time guitar tech and assistant to Paul Stanley of KISS joins fellow touring pro and guitar tech Sir Freddy Kowalo and Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for conversation on KISS, Paul Stanley, Boogie Street Guitars, Megadeth, Zakk Wylde, David Lee Roth, INXS and many other hilarious tour stories.
Pittsburgh based stand-up comedian Senneca Stone joined Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for a wide ranging conversation. From his journey into stand-up comedy, his dislike of social media, thoughts on ‘appropriate’ comedy and much, much more.
Eric is joined once again by Julia, Jerry and Cassidy, as the EMP Squad reconvenes for Episode #5. What constitutes a ‘conspiracy’? How do we define that? Has the past 18 months been leading society toward something larger? These questions and much, much more. And as always, EMP delivers relaxed and frank discussions with no agendas. Discussions that are thought provoking, unvarnished and ‘real
Stand-up comedian and defense attorney Brittany Alexis join Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for her thougths on Pittsburgh comedy, maneuvering zoom comedy performances, the return to live comedic performances, her journey into comedy and so much more.
On EMP’s 8th installment of it’s ‘4 Friends’ series, three dynamic entrepreneurs, Natalie Bencivenga, Rocco Cozza and Mandi Pryor join Eric in the Boogie Street Studio to discuss entrepreneurship philosophy, the importance of mentors, recognizing decisive moments in life and much more.
Insanely popular Pittsburgh based chef, pasta guru and social media phenomenon Ryan Peters joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio! Ryan discusses his career journey as a chef and the whirlwind that has been the last 18 months with his pasta making explosion on TikTok. Ryan also discusses the launch of Peters Pasta and much more.
Attorney, Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur Rocco Cozza returns to EMP! Mistrust in media and public information, the art of deception, aliens, black budgets, the inequity of MLB and much more. Wideranging, freeform conversations that are always ‘Real’. Join Eric as he sits down with one of Pittsburgh’s best – Rocco Cozza!
Stand-up comedian and filmmaker Aaron Kleiber joins Eric in-studio to share his unique story. Aaron discusses his work in filmmaking and comedy, how he began up doing stand-up, the challenges of ‘live’ performances, how he maneuvered through the past 16 months, his current special ‘Grown Ass @%$ Dad’ streaming on Amazon and much, much more.
For Episode #7 of EMP’s ‘Four Friends’ series, Eric is joined by Christen Yacoviello, Kristie Crisci and Dave Grimm. Super fun and lively conversastion including various thoughts on daily life in 2021, social media, pre vs post internet realities, online dating and a whole lot of music memories! Always unvarnished, always unscripted and always 100% ‘Real’!
Dr. Patrick Cooper, Physics professor at Duquesne University returned to Boogie Street Studio for another sit down with Eric. During this visit, Coop discusses topics including the history of Mathematics, infinity, the measurement of Time, the size of The Universe, quantum physics and the standard model, the possibility of aliens and much, much more.
Katie Smith joins Sir Freddy Kowalo and Eric in Boogie Street Studios. The trio crack open topics including the changing ‘norms’ in today’s society, the concept of asking questions instead of giving statements, the importance of birthdays, Katie’s karaoke skills, Fred’s hair and much, much more. Unvarnished, real and fun conversation with the expected hilarity.
Record producer, engineer and owner of Red Medicine Studio, Sean McDonald, sits down visits Boogie Street to share his thoughts on the challenges of the past year, his recording studio, insights into his projects and clients, both past and present, his history of working with PBS, recording innovations through the years and much, much more.
On EMP Show #196, Eric sits down with Steven Labate, an athletic trainer who has worked for the Carolina Panthers during their Super Bowl year and currently works for the Duquesne Dukes football team. Additionally, along with his family, Steven is passionate winemaker.
Duquesne University’s Economics Professor Dr. Matt Ryan, as well as Director of Student Affairs Philip Clarke, sit down with Eric in the Boogie Street Studio. Topics include thoughts on changes in higher education post 2020, the effectiveness of virtual classrooms, the value of higher education and potential changes in the college experience going forward. The 2nd half of the show is free-form discussion on major sports including baseball’s universal DH, the quality of umpiring, violence within the sports, rule changes vs tradition and much, much more.
For EMP’s ‘Four Friends’ Episode #4, Eric is joined by Alisha Fraizer DeLuca, Cassidy Bauer and Sir Freddy Kowalo. Topics include how difficult the year has been on the beauty industry and finding one’s own originality. And predictably, hilarity ensues with topics including the mystery of the McRib and the reveal of Sir Fred’s monker, ‘Long-haired Peaceful Warrior.’ Real, Unvanished and Super Fun discussion!
The UFO crew is back! Julia, Sir Freddy and Eric join UFO James Krug for another discussion. Topics this show include: Famous people and UFOs, Time Travel, Remote Viewing including Sir Fred’s personal experiences, The Battle of Los Angeles, Space Force and much more!
Eric sits down in-studio with Jim Donovan and Joe Marini! Jim shared a bit of his life and journey in music starting with Rusted Root, then through the years of solo work and onto his most recent project, Jim Donovan & the Sun King Warriors, a band where Joe is the drummer!
Attorney and professional speaker Rocco Cozza along with insurance professional Tiffany Battaglini-Leitner join Eric for a discussion of topic including entrepreneurship, mentors, creativity, having a growth mindset, asking yourself hard questions, making tough decisions, developing a dynamic sphere of influence, practicing indifference and much, much more.
Stand-up Comedian T-Robe returns to Boogie Street Studio! Tony shares what the past months have been like, his thoughts on ‘virtual’ comedy shows, drive-in comedy and the return to live performance again. He also shares his recent travel, enduring the recent snowstorm in Texas and much more in this fast paced show!
Pittsburgh fire fighter, author, professional fitness trainer, former professional boxer and co-owner of Southside Boxing Club, Sam Suska, joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for a discussion on boxing, training, discipline and entrepreneurship.
Dr Steve Greene sits down with Eric to discuss his return to Ghana to resume work with his charity “Hope for Ghana”. For 35 years Dr. Greene has been traveling to Ghana to help some of the country’s most remote people with the construction of schools and wells for fresh water.
Entrepreneur, coach and endurance runner Chad Reed Shipley visits Eric to discuss health, fitness, diet, nutrition, entrepreneurship, drive, finding motivation, mentors and ideas for more human civility.
Nan Cohen and Somer Obernauer visit Eric to discuss end of life planning and the booklet published by Somer entitled “Before You Go – Plans & Wishes”. Somer’s booklet helps familes structure and prepare for the important after death decisions which are often never addressed or planned for while our loved ones are still with us.
The EMP Squad, Julia & Jerry Mulligan, Cassidy Bauer and Eric reconvene once again again. Honest, straight-forward and ‘real’ conversation touching on many topics including the shelf life of human relationships, whether the ultra wealthy have a civic responsibility for helping the greater good and can capitalism be harnessed to help solve social issues such as homelessness, hunger and mental health.
Former heavyweight boxer, best selling author, speaker and competitive chess player Ed Latimore returns to EMP. Ed shares his practical approach to life, ideas on self improvement and motivation, his thoughts on travel, cultures, human expectations, sobriety and much, much more.
Mike Zydel and Jack Welsh of Greenfield’s Finest Podcast sat down for a converstation on their show, what they have learned in a year of podcasting, the pursuit of electric toothbrushes, the woman who was a cat and other hilarity!
Dr. Rueben Brock returns to EMP to share and discuss his personal diagnosis of autism. In addition Dr. Brock discusses ‘big picture’ thinking in relation to problem solving, ideas for better understanding and much, much more.
The ‘Thirsty Outdoorsmen’ former UFC fighter Adam Milstead and Tyler Maluchnik are joined by verteran hunter Bill Cramer for a wide ranging discussion filled with stories and humor from years of hunting and fishing escapades!
Vocalist and songwriter David August along with rock touring veteran and guitar technician Sir Freddy Kowalo sit down to share stories and thoughts on popular music, today’s recording process, various producers, social media’s effect on popular music and more. The boys also share stories of their experience filming the 2009 movie, The Road.
Julie and Jerry Mulligan along with Cassidy Bauer return to EMP for Episode #2 from ‘The Squad’. This time tacking topics including why it’s so difficult to ‘turn the other cheek’, the pursuit of awards and why we struggle with differences. Also discussed is memories and comparisons between life before and after the internet. All of this and much, much more, including ‘Misfortune’ cookies! Relaxed, opinonated, funny and very ‘Real’ conversation. Join us!