Show #208 – 4 Friends Ep. #8, Natalie Bencivenga, Rocco Cozza, Mandi Pryor

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.

Show #206- Rocco Cozza

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!

Show #205 – Aaron Kleiber

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.

Show #192 – Dr. Rueben Brock

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!

Show #190 – Rocco Cozza, Tiffany Battaglini

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.

Show #108 – Paul Alexander

Making his 2nd appearance on The Project, Pittsburgh Sports Personality, Commentator, Talk Show Host and one of the truly good guys, Paul Alexander joins Eric for a sit down in the Boogie Street Studio.

This 90 plus minute hits all bases including the current worldwide Covid-19 Pandemic, it’s effect on all sports, the state of sports talk with no sports to talk about, the DH coming to the National League, cheating in Pro Sports, will their be baseball this year, will their be football thie year, how the proposed NHL playoffs will start, the Michael Jordon mini-series, how the A’s and Ray’s out perform the Bucs with lower payrolls, Bradshow or Staubach, Brady or Belichick, Michael or LeBron, Sid over everybody, Antonio who?, Clint Hurdle, the MLB Steroid era, the Steeler Steroid era, our country’s failed leadership during the Covid-19 crisis and Believe Nothing, Question Everything.

Show #102 – Dave Grimm

Eric is joined in the Pandemic era, multi-suite studio setup at Boogie Street by Slippery Rock Hockey Head Coach, longtime and Pittsburgh Nurse, Dave Grimm.

Fast, wide ranging and often funny discussion on parenting, parenting in the pandemic era, the quarantine, social media frustrations, covid-19, booze, small business shutdown, wheelchairs full of vodka, where’s the real news, russian elf on the shelf, the new normal, bat burgers and of course – Hockey!

Show #100 – Mia Tarducci

Abstract visual Artist Mia Tarducci joins Eric for Show #100 in the Multi-suite, pandemic era, social distancing complient Boogie Street Studio.

Mia discusses life in the pandemic with kids, temporarly painting from her home, her GoFundMe campaign of smaller painting, her ‘mini-Mias’, in support of the staff of Pittsburgh restaurant Superior motors and her return to her Studio.

And much, much more. Join us!

Show # 85 – Gab Bonesso

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!

Show #82 – Freddy Kowalo

Fred’s back! Fresh off another tour. This time with TSO. And Fred is just back from NAMM! Sneaking backstage a Dimebash, a typical day on the road with TSO, trials and tribulations of the TSO ‘Tesla Machine’, spotlight madness, tour bus life, tour sobriety, Fred tries juicing, setting up a violin, boredom, chip reviews, big tours vs his early Black Label tours, trouble with grubhub, Zakk Wylde’s toxic sweat, studio wrestling on the bus with BLS, the worst tour bus in all of Europe, the tour bus driver labeled ‘Stinky Britches’ and much, much Kowalo madness! Join us!

Show #80 – James Simon

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!

Show #59 – Duffy Women

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!