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.
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.
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.
Dr. Rueben Brock returns to Boogie Street and sits down with Eric for EMP Episode #136. Dr. Brock touches on a variet of topics including the cost of college education, the importance of self-education, the changing landscape of communities, the continued growth of digital over human connection, social media influences, labeling, living in the ‘extremes’ as well as Dr. Brock’ thoughts on living, creating and earning with ‘purpose’.
James Krug is in-studio with Eric for a conversation that includes UFOs, Aliens, the Paranormal, Roswell, Area 51, Bob Lazar and Jeremy Korbell appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience, Stanton Friedman, abductions, Travis Walton, the Kecksburg incident, the Rendlesham Forest incident and much, much more! Join us!
Dr. Rueben Brock sits down with Eric for a conversation which became ‘Project’ Show #118. Dr. Brock discusses his unique story and the motivation that came from early childhood which propelled him into formal education, self-education, counseling, teaching and his current venture into visual media as host of the web series ‘House Call’. Enlightening, ‘real’ and inspiring discussion.
Eric sits down with the dynamic Ed Latimore and the filming of their conversation is Show #112.
Ed is a Pittsburgh based professional heavyweight fighter, best selling author, scholar and competitive chess player.
Ed’s writings are based around self-improvement and Ed’s stoic and practical guide to self developement.
Ed shars his unque story of self discovery and his thoughts on living and excelling with a stoic lifestyle based on critical thinking.
Excellent conversation and certaimly a wide ranging topics. Including life in the pandemic era for Ed. Join us!
Jaime Chesney is in the Boogie Street Studio for a conversation with Eric about her story including her work in and out of MMA, adversiting, social media and the development of her talk show, ‘One on One’.
Quicking moving and engaging conversation! Join us!
As a marketer, podcaster and founder of Pittsburgh Beautiful, this regions largest and most engaged social medial company, Chris Klein is a busy guy! But he took the time to sit down with Eric and chat about Pittsburgh and it’s last 25 years development, what makes Pittsbughspecial, social media marketing, podcasting and his wildly popular, Pittsburgh Beautiful app a company. And throw some comedy in as well. Join us!
Gab Bonesso joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for a lively, fun and fast moving show! Gab is a Pittsburgh based, comedian, actress, writer, producer and mental health advocate. She is 1/2 of Gab & Josh, an entertainment team seeking to spread an anti-bullying and self respect message to children and adults alike. Gab also has a Tedx talk under her belt. Buckle up! It’s Gab Bonesso on The Eric McKenna Project!
Dr. Christian Conte visits the Boogie Street Studio for a conversastion with Eric! Dr. Conte is one of the country’s most accomplished mental health specialists in the field of anger and emotional management. A familiar figure on TV and radio, he is also a prolific writer, powerful communicator, and sought-after media expert. He was co-host of the reality shows Coaching Bad on Spike TV and The Secret Life of Kids on USA Network. He was also the resident therapist for Family Therapy on VH1. Dr. Conte produces daily Emotional Management Minutes that air on more than 300 radio stations across the country, as well as hosting his own weekly call-in radio show on KDKA in Pittsburgh. In July 2015 he conducted the TEDx talk, “Why I Chose to Go to Prison.” His latest book, “Walking Through Anger”, was released in October of 2019 DrChristianConte.com EricMcKenna.com
From the early 70’s through the late 90’s, James Simon has traveled through Europe, Africa, Australia, North America and South America. From hitchhiking, to hopping rails cars to air travel, James spent nearly 3 decades experiencing this earth’s peoples and cultures. This journey brought him to complex art of violin making. And his travel experiences are also infused in his sculptures and mosaics. A ‘public artist’, James creates his work in large scale in his studio in uptown Pittsburgh. A studio which has also served as a venue for music, poetry and readings. Fascinating guy and a wonderful conversation. We bring your James Simon on EMp Show #80. Join us!
Wine guru Dave DeSimone returns to the Boogie Street Studio for another wine conversation with Eric. Dave stories, including those from his most recent trips to the wine countries of Italy and France! Also on tap is the propsed 100% US Tarriff on imported European wines, the rich history of France’s Burgundy region, the PLCB’s ‘Charimain’s Selections’ and much more! Join us! DavesWineCellar.com EricMcKenna.com
Courtney Brennan! EMp Show #64!
Social media consultant, influencer, speaker, writer and former 4x Emmy-award winning journalist at WPXI, Pittsburgh’s own Courtney Brennan joins me at The Boogie Street Studio! A Lively and Fun Exchange! Join us!
Duffy Women invade Boogie Street – AGAIN! Here it is! Round 2! Shelley, Sarah Anne & Alex Duffy visit me for Show #59 of The Eric McKenna Project! Whew! I survived! 🤣 I posed questions to the Women – Why the Christmas fuss? Why don’t many men dig Christmas? Shelley explaining why Women run ‘The Economy’ Why do adults need to celebrate – Everything? What about Baby Jesus? Kissing cousins. Dating slang. Sarah & Shelley quarrel (just a little), Paul’s battle with the new coffee-type frothy thing, White Claws, Guinness, Beer spitting, high waisted jeans, Alex has ringworm, Sarah tries singing again and much more! ✌️ Join us!
For EMp Show #54, we welcomed into the Boogie Street Studio Pittsburgh’s Favorite Jagoffs — Rachael Rennebeck & John Chamberlin of YaJagoff! Super fun time discussing the history of their YaJagoff! podcast, blog and marketing firm!
You know – All Things YaJagoff!
Here’s The Show! My guests for EMp pOdcast #52 are Zack Taylor & Danny Polliard from The Working Stiffs Podcast!
Whew! What a Hilarious time! The boys give their takes on Podcastings, Gun Enthusiasts, the Culture of Being Offended, Why we Label Everything, Social Media Craziness and art of Dropping Marbles! And just a tad more!
Check It Out! EricMcKenna.com WorkingStiffsPodcast.com
*Dr. Steve Greene is a Pittsburgh pediatrician who, since 2011 through is charity, Hope for Ghana, has been bringing education and fresh water to the thousands of rural village Ghanaians.
Steve sits down with me in the Boogie Street Studio to talk about his journey, the challenges, the successes and impact Hope for Ghana has had in the lives of so many who need the basics of life and existence that we take for granted here in the Western world.
Our talk is EMp pOdcast #51 and a show that profoundly moved me. Join us.
EMp pOdcast #50, I had the opportunity to sit down with Pittsburgh Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Real Estate Broker, Michael W. Cowden.
This show was personal for me as I’ve known Michael for for over 7 years. He’s a great friend, a real estate mentor and a guy who I’ve enjoyed countless hours sharing and discussing various books, authors, philosophies, etc.
Michael shares quite a bit of his life. Overcoming obstacles, working smarter and fostering meaningful relationships. He also shares his insights on real estate, business management and social media. And as well as I know him, it was enjoyable hearing much more of his story. A story that is still very much being written with the significant and immediate success of his company, Cowden Creek Realty. Join us!
Oh yes – there is also this bit about buying the Kennywood Log Jammer!
**Eric sits down at the table in the Boogie Street Studio with Pittsburgh’s Hip-Hop, Video Producing, Car Selling Superstar, Gabe McDeal! Gabe’s music videos based around his car sales career at #1 Cochran have taken Pittsburgh and the web by storm!
Gabe shares the ins and outs, the ideas, the concept, design and execution involved in his hit video marketing campaign.
Gabe also shares his unique story which includes playing basketball for Point Park College, the decision not do sign a professional basketball contract and overcoming obstacles throughout his life which he used as motivation to create and self-fund his charitable foundation: ‘Go Pro in the Game of Life’ which concentrates on encouraging children to read.
Please join us!
*** On EMp pOdcast #43, Eric sits down with former PA Deputy Attorney General, former Allegheny County Assistant District Attorney, Businessman, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Writer and Philanthropist, the dynamic William F. Caye II. And interesting and eye-opening conversation! Please join us!
**Sir Freddy Kowalo is back for Episode 4 of ‘The Kowalo Chronicles’ and Eric is joined this time by guest co-host Sarah Duffy, 1/3 of The Duffy Women! It’s a bit irreverent. It’s a bit salty. But there’s popcorn, chips and booze! And…there’s Fred in a Britney Spears outfit.
Our Conversation is EMp pOdcast #42! Join Us!
Had the pleasure of sitting at the Table at the Boogie Street Studios with Singer, Songwriter, Model, Spokesperson & Entrepreneur, Pittsburgh’s own, Natalie Shugars! On the heels of her new Single “Burn It Down”, Natalie shared her life and her story in an engaging and brutally honest, long form discussion.
Magician, Actor, Comedian & Entertainer Michael Misko joins me at the table in the Boogie Street Studios for a great discussion on pOdcast #15 of the Eric McKenna Project.
Michael discusses his lifelong love of magic and performing, handling hecklers, his journey into theater, his influences who help him hone his craft and much, much more! Michael also performs some magic in-studio!