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.
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.
Eric sits down in the Boogie Street Studio with Mandi Pryor. Mandi is a Entrepreneur, TV Show Host at ‘Spotlight on Pittsburgh’, Marketing Company Owner and currently the Executive Director at South West Communities Chamber in Pittsburgh.
The EMP Squad reconvened for a 4th episode of frank, unvarnished and real talk. This time they cracked open topics including is free will an illusion, is social media an illusion, do humans truly desire what they say they do, why actions seldom match words, human expectations and much, much more. The deep and the hysterical in an amalgamation of fun!
Eric is joined by filmmaker Fred Vogel, Eric Wasinski and Sir Freddy Kowalo for an in-depth conversation on popular music. The guys crack it wide open with discussion and debate on popular music, rock & roll, greatest bands, greatest guitarists, greatest bass players and favorite decades. Spirited and fun music talk! Always ‘real’ and full of unvarnished stories and opinions.
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.
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!
In this visit to EMP, Dr. Brock shares a change in direction he is undergoing as he closes his private practice and shifts his concentration to television, filmmaking and other creative content endeavors. Also discussed are big picture ideas on community, our need for belonging coexisting with our desire for individuality, motivation, kindness 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.
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.
Pittsburgh sports personality Paul Alexander joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio talk a little Pirate baseball, a little Steeler football, a little Penguins hockey and whole lot of – Life.
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.
Comedian Kevin Budkey sat down with Eric in the Boogie Street Studio to share his journey as a stand-up comedian, his life while in LA working for Pauly Shore at the Comedy Store, comedic ‘training’ at the legendary Second City facility in Chicago, his plans to move to Teaxas and much more in this fast paced show!
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.
Pittsburgh attorney, speaker, author and entrepreneur Rocco Cozza makes another return to EMP. Rocco and Eric touch on the concepts of revenge, life before the web, the challenges of immediate communication and availability, new privacy concerns in the remote workplace and much, much more. But first, Eric addresses concerns and misunderstandings regarding the purpose, direction and the guest selection procedure for EMP.
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.
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!
Scott Burke and Eric discuss Scott’s work in recovery field, his own recovery journey and his writings. Also discussed is our entanglement with social media, our real and virtual relationships, ideas for better communication and much, much more.
Cancer survivor Rachel Jane decided she would incorporate an unusual element to her recovery. Rachel contacted 100 of her Facebook friends and invited each to meet her for coffee and have a real conversation. In addition, Rachel filmed and documented each meeting. Join us as Rachel discusses this unique project and her recover journey.
Vocalist for North of Mason Dixon, David August, sat down with Eric in the Boogie Street Studio to discuss his story into music, influences, music labels and genres, technology’s weight upon the industry and much, much more! Fast moving, fun and drenched with rock and popular music from the 70’s to today! Join us!
The third installment of EMP’s ‘Four Friends’ series features Katie Smith, a corporate attorney and currently a stay at home mom of 4, Tia Marshall, an Elementary school teacher and touring and stage professional, Sir Freddy Kowalo. The crew tackles various subjects including virtual schooling and the challenges facing parents and teachers, thoughts on whether we effectively communicate in with each other in 2021, are we using critical thinking in our daily lives, online dating and much, much more! Often hilarious and certainly a very ‘real’ conversation! And added hilarity with Sir Freddy sharing his story of his appearance on the Sally Jesse Raphael Show! Don’t miss show super fun EMP show!
Dr. Shannon returns to EMP for another fast moving and super fun conversation! From Groundhog Day to Furries to Online Dating to Social Media to the Importance of Curiosity and Skepticism to the Pittsburgh Yinzer to the insanity of Tiger King and so much more fun! Join us!
Photojournalist Dan Speicher returns to Boogie Street for another sit down with Eric. Photography, travel, people and the art of seeking common ground for better communication. Dan’s always insightful and this time is no different. Join us!
Julia and Jerry Mulligan, Cassidy Bauer and Eric sit down to share some honest, fresh and authentic conversation, touching on random observations and life. The crew also share memories of growing up through the discovery of music, concert events and much, much more. Relaxed, comical and absolutely ‘real talk’ amongst friends. Join us!
Dan Speicher is a well traveled photojournalist and professional photographer. Topics of Eric and Dan’s discussion include running, social media, finding common ground and the importance of neighborhoods and communities.