The Works

Show #172 – Christian Simmons, Travis Tuttle

Christian Simmons with Pennsylvania Libations and Travis Tuttle with Butler Brew Works sit down with Eric for a wide ranging discussion including the history of Craft Beer, Spirits, small business challenges and the upcoming launch of Travis and Christian’s brand, Bonafide Beer.

Show #171 – Rachel Jane

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.

Show #170 – Scott Tady

Entertainment writer Scott Tady joins Eric to discuss moments from his career covering music and entertainment for the Pittsburgh region. Scott also shares his thoughts on the state of live music and live events and what may lie ahead. And of course, lots of Rock and Roll, from the 70’s to today! Join us!

Show #169 – David August

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!

Show #168 – ‘Four Friends’ Episode #3 – Katie Smith, Sir Freddy Kowalo, Tia Marshall

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!

Show #167 – Dr. Shannon Thieroff

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!

Show #166 – Brian Drusky

Pittsburgh Concert and Live Event promoter Brian Drusky with Drusky Entertainment sits down with Eric and Sir Freddy Kowalo to discuss the challenges live music is facing. As we enter 2021, Brian discusses his thougths on the industry’s recovery, the art of smart promotion and much more! Join us!

Show #165 – UFO Show #4 – James Krug, Julia Mulligan, Sir Freddy Kowalo

The gang is back for UFO Episode #4! Resident UFO expert and MUFON investigator James Krug leads the way! Topics this round include, Nazi ufo technology, the Arnold sighting, the origin of the term ‘flying saucer’, AI, Ben Rich, black budgets and much, much more. The gang also spends time on the pyramids, the sphinx and other mysteries of Egypt. Join us!

Show #163 – The Squad Episode #1 – Julia & Jerry Mulligan, Cassidy Bauer

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!

Show #160 – Sir Freddy Kowalo

Freddy Kowalo returns for more ridiculousness. Tales of the Venus Fly Trap, jumping off a perfectly good building, the forgotten car, aka no good deed goes unpunished and various flying escapades throughout the years. So kick back and enjoy the shenanigans from the man who lived it.

Show #159 – ‘Four Friends’ Episode #1, Rocco Cozza, Dave Grimm, Sir Freddy Kowalo

Rocco Cozza, Dave Grimm and Sir Freddy Kowalo join Eric for a real and often comical discussion on the year that was 2020, goals and ideas for 2021 and what lies ahead for us all. Kick back and enjoy ‘Four Friends’ Episode #1.

Show #157 – Rodney Burrell

The dynamic Rodney Burrell sits down at Boogie Street Studio to talk social media marketing, real vs fake engagement statistics, product influencing, small business survival and the development of his own business ventures including an automobile dealership, BMG (Burrell Media Group) and Coffee Passport.

Show #156 – Norman Nardini

The Uncrowned King of Pittsburgh Rock & Roll, Norman Nardini, returns to Boogie Street Studio to preach more of the Gospel according to Norman! This trip, Norman has his guitar and keyboard in hand as well. Stories and viewpoints on people, life and music as only Norman can deliver! From Diamond Reo to his band the Tigers to his work as a solo artist. Kick back and enjoy Norman Nardini on Boogie Street! Special 2020 edition!

Show #155 – Eddy Crow

Longtime Pittsburgh radio personality, Eddy Crow, visits Eric at the Boogie Street Studio. Eddy shares his story and experiences both in and out of radio including his time at WDVE as well as his current gig, hosting Teleforum at WBVP. And of course, there’s a whole lot of rock and roll. Check it out!

Show #153 – David Alan

Fashion Designer and Pittsburgh based Entrepreneur, David Alan, sits down with Eric in-studio for a conversastion on the origin of David Alan Clothing, entrepreneurship, personal and business challenges, social media marketing, Pittsburgh life, clients, stories and much more!

Show #152 – UFO Show #3 – James Krug, Julia Mulligan, Sir Freddy Kowalo

On UFO Show #3, once again Eric hosts UFO & Paranormal expert James Krug as he is joined by Julia Mulligan & Sir Freddy Kowalo for another trip down the rabbit hole! Topics this show include Nibiru, the Black Knight, Aliens, Oumuamus asteroid, the Yellow Book, the Akashic Record, Atlantis & Project Serpo. The gang also touch on theories including the shape of the universe, does space end, the big crunch, what is quantum theory and much more! Kick back, relax and join in!

Show #151 – Rocco Cozza

Accomplished speaker and author Rocco Cozza returns to Boogie Street Studio to chat with Eric on a variety of subjects including the search for truth and facts, what can drive public narratives, the merging of social media with traditional media, the pursuite and importance of personal responsibility in an effort for social harmony and how common ground should be a goal for everyone. Always a thought provoking discussion between Eric and Rocco. This show is no exception.

Show #150 – Sir Freddy Kowalo

Sir Freddy Kowalo is in-studio talking about maneuvering through this unique year, the future of touring and rock and roll performance, adventures in telephone customer service, the continued hilarity of social media, McDonald’s and much more. Always a hilarious time with Sir Fred! Grab your favorite beverage and join us!

Show #149 – David ‘Doc’ Shirey

Sales Expert, Author, Speaker and Talk Show Host, David ‘Doc’ Shirey, visits the Boogie Street Studio! Doc and Eric discuss this unique year in business, sales training and communication, marketing and dialouge in the social media era, Doc’s book ‘Rare Confidence’ and what Doc loves about Pittsburgh and his memories of growing up a Steelers and Pirates fan in the 70’s! Fast moving and fun conversation! Join us!

Show #148 – Christine McMahon Tumpson

Christine McMahon Tumpson is in-studio to discuss Whirl Magazine, the launching of the new One Whirl Magazine, her career in Publishing, Journalism and Brodcasting as well as her thoughts on what makes Pittsburgh such a unique city.

Show #147 – Khama Worthy, Chris Dempsey

UFC fighters Khama Worthy and Cris Dempsey sit down with Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for a fun and hilarious discussion on the UFC, MMA, opponents, fights, fighters, training, travel, social media, fanboys, ancient cities, aliens, the afterlife, Star Wars and ‘Fat’ Thor! Fast moving and hilarious! Join us!

Show #146 – Cris Winter

One of the true voices of Rock radio in Pittsburgh, Cris Winter, joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio. During her time with WXXP, 3WS, WISH and of course, WDVE, Cris’ career spanned modern Rock and Roll’s most exciting decades! From 70’s Hard Rock through New Wave through Alternative and beyond, Cris was there! Join us for stories and a whole lot more!

Show #144 – Dr. Patrick Cooper

Will quantum computers, superconductor development and alternative energy dominate science these next 10 years? Does the public truly understand ‘green energy’? And what about the misunderstands in nuclear power? All this and much more on EMP Show #144 as Dr. Patrick Cooper returns to Boogie Street Studio for another discussion with Eric.

Show #143 – Mia Tarducci

Visual Artist Mia Tarducci returned to Boogie Street Studio for another conversation with Eric. Discussed are Mia’s ‘Copyright/Copywrong’ initiative as well as her new venture, NAH Tarducci Studio at Innovate Newport, in her hometown of Newport, RI. Also discussed is minimalism in visual arts, ‘celebrity art’ and much more! Join us!

Show #142 – Dr. Matt Ryan

Dr. Matt Ryan returns to The Project. This round, the topics include how the concepts of capitalism and socialism are used and often misued, the financial viability of the Olympics and how the unique environments the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA have opereated in this year effect wagering markets. All this and more!

Show #141 – James Krug, Julia Mulligan, Sir Freddy Kowalo

UFO Show #2. The Denver Airport, Black Budgets, Time, Parallel Dimensions, The Disclosure Project and so much more! UFO Expert James Krug joins Julia Mulligan, Sir Freddy Kowalo & Eric for another fast moving trip down the rabbit hole!

Show #140 – Rocco Cozza

Pittsburgh region Attorney & Entrepreneur Rocco Cozza returns to Boogie Street Studio for another discussion with Eric. Rocco shares his thoughts on better communication, better leadership and better civility as America is facing multiple challenges in the Fall of 2020, some unprecedented.

Show #139 – Kathi Finch

Pittsburgh region Communications Specialist Kathi Finch sits down with Eric in-studio to discuss communcation challenges we face both in business and within our personal lives. Kathi discusses the art of good communication including listening to understand, specific tactics to improve communication quickly, recognizing and tailoring communication around individual personality traits and much, much more. Join us!