Thu, 10 October 2013
Episode 68- In this episode, you will hear from several elite racers shortly after they crossed the finish line at the hardest obstacle race any of them have done up to this point.
Listen in as these racers share their triumphs, lessons, and disappointments.
There are interviews with the following: Men: Hobie Call -1st, Matt Murphy- 2nd James Appleton-7th, Alec Blenis-14th , Matt Novakovich-18th Women: Amelia Boone -1st, Claude Godbout -3rd
Today’s Episode is brought to you by Panic In The Dark-The Original Nightmare Obstacle Run.
Thu, 3 October 2013
Episode 67-In part one of our coverage of this year's Spartan World Championship, Matt B. talks to several racers the night before the Vermont Beast Championship Race. There was $15,000 in first place prize money on the line along with thousands more for podium and top ten finishes. It was great to talk to these guys the night before the race to see how they were feeling. First up is a nice chat with David Magida and Matt Murphy who duke it out verbally the night before they were to duke it out on the course. Next up is Spartan Pro Team member Alec Blenis. Matt talked to him about how he plans to avenge his dissapointing DNF from being part of the Lost Tribe in 2012. Last on the agenda for this episode is James Appleton. James is an englishman who has won Tough Guy UK 3 times and has come over to the US to test himself against the best of the best. I ended up learning a a bunch about Tough Guy and about James.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Mud Mingle.
Mud Mingle is a 18+, full-on, fun, crazy, don’t take it to seriously, very messy, and slightly silly, mud/obstacle run with both 5k and 10k options.
Wed, 18 September 2013
Cristina Devito used to be the Chief Strategy Officer at Tough Mudder. She tells us all about how she launched Mudderella and how they plan to take over the women’s mud run world. They have 20 races in the USA, 3 in the UK and 4 in Australia planned for 2014. Also, It turns out guys can run too. Learn how they can sign up and the other reasons Mudderealla believes they have created the best women's event out there.
Next up is Paul Jones of The New England Spahtens. Paul was at the one of the first Spartan races all the way back in 2010. Find out how that led to him to the center of a Facebook group that has 1,200 members and growing. Matt asks how everyone in a group that size functions well and gets along (or do they). Also, he asks if will they ever change the name since the Spahtens participate in and review every other mud run and obstacle race out there.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Mud Mingle.
Mon, 29 July 2013
(Episode 60) I met Jason Pittman earlier this year through a mutual friend, and we decided to go for an early morning run.
I was surprised to discover that Jason had spent the last 15 years working in the Atlanta rock and hip-hop scene. He produced, managed and booked everyone imaginable.
His list of heavy hitters includes: Lil John, Bone Crusher, Ying Yang Twins, Too $hort, and David Banner.
Find out all of the ways that Jason stayed in the mix.
Also hear about his big break in 2007, producing the Shop Boyz mega hit "Party Like A Rockstar".
I learned a lot about the music business, and I was reminded what it was like to wait in line at the store for a new record.
Tune in for what is one of the most interesting interviews I've done to date.
Today's episode is sponsored by Ruckus. Use Code ORM15 for $15 any location.
Wed, 24 July 2013
In today's episode (Episode 59), we interview folks from 3 very different events.
UQuest is part scavenger hunt, part scavenger hunt, part unknown. Matt spoke with Anthony Murph, founder, and Steph Dennis, event director in their Atlanta office.
Alex ThunderDart Martin, in his first assignment as West Coast Ops, interviews some people behind Alpha Warrior. He sat down with David Nolan and Joe and Mike Timmons, the 3 men behind the concept of this obstacle only event. He also spent a few minutes with two members of the Alpha Warrior Elite Team Kacy Catanzaro and Brent Steffenson. These two have both been featured on American Ninja Warrior recently and are great ambassadors for the event.
Last, we bring you the interview Matt did with Rob Butler from Shale Hill Adventure which is a permanent course which puts on races and is also one of a kind training center. Matt did the course with the NE Spahtens while up in Vermont for Death Race weekend and spoke with Rob shortly after doing the course.
Today's Episode is sponsored by Pretty Muddy. A female only obstacle course coming to Chicago, Atlanta, Richmond, Tampa, Miami, and Central Ohio in 2013. Pretty Awesome. Pretty Fun. Pretty Mun.
Fri, 19 July 2013
Part Two picks up on Friday evening June 21. We begin with Andy Weinberg speaking to the familes and crew members shortly after the athletes were sent off to build the "Stairway to Heaven". As we continue on, we give you a sneak peek inside the mind of Joe Desena as we followed him around as much as possible. You'll hear how he deals with the racers as they decide to quit, keep going, or in one case, beg to be DQ'd.
We also catch some various racers thoughts and feelings throughout the next 48-72 hours. We end with two finishers, Erica Matta and Andrew Hostetler. This duo sums up their experience and the DR experience as a whole rather well.
Today's episode is sponsored by Superhero Scramble. This awesome race has 3 more races to go this year including the marathon distance SuperVillian to take place in Illinois on August 24th.
Housekeeping note: We now have a new permanent home for the podcast on iTunes.