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68 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Rising Stars - Shamrock Spotlight, Week Three (Hockey State Title)
Welcome back to the Shamrock Spotlight on the Rising Stars Podcast! In week three of our month-long series, we detail the incredible story of how the Detroit Catholic Central hockey team won another state title in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The JV team even had to step in during the playoffs to keep the season alive! Interviews with: - Head Hockey Coach Brandon Kaleniecki (3:55 - 30:51)- Senior varsity captain Nich Borchardt (32:07 - 51:23)-JV Blue team member Conner Bell (52:38 - 1:06:43)Take a listen!
36 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Rising Stars - Shamrock Spotlight, Week Two (Quiz Bowl)
Welcome to the Shamrock Spotlight on the Rising Stars Podcast! In the second week of our month-long series, we examine how the Detroit Catholic Central Quiz Bowl team has become one of the premier programs in the country, and how they've maintained their success despite the COVID-19 Pandemic. Coaches Chris Gismondi and Ben Herman are interviewed, along with team members Drew Laroo, Michael Yousif, and Liam Cross. Take a listen!
64 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Rising Stars - Shamrock Spotlight, Week One (Football and Soccer)
Welcome to the Shamrock Spotlight on the Rising Stars Podcast! In the first week of our month-long series, we examine how the Detroit Catholic Central football and soccer teams navigated playing fall seasons during the COVID-19 Pandemic.Interviews with: - Head Football Coach Dan Anderson (3:22)- Football captains Sean Field and Michael Ramirez (24:38 - 46:42)- Soccer captain Vincent Stockton (48:48 - 1:02:28)Take a listen!
2 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Rising Stars - Shamrock Spotlight Preview
Over the next month, the Rising Stars podcast becomes the "Shamrock Spotlight!" Take a listen as we detail our upcoming focus on how Detroit Catholic Central High School has adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year.
50 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Rising Stars - Episode 14 (Adam Giardino)
Adam Giardino joins on us on a very special episode of the Rising Stars Podcast! The play-by-play broadcaster and founder of the Black Play-by-Play Broadcaster Grant and Scholarship Fund discusses the inspiration behind the Fund's founding, the work it has already accomplished, and the lasting legacy it hopes to leave on the broadcasting industry as a whole.
37 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 13 (James Piot)
James Piot is our latest guest on the Rising Stars Podcast! One of the top amateurs golfers in the country, the Michigan native talks about his time playing for Michigan State, what has led to all his recent success, and what he's focusing on improving as he approaches the start of his professional career.
56 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 12 (Josh Appel)
We're happy to have Josh Appel on the next edition of Rising Stars! The NFL radio broadcaster for Sports USA Media discusses his quick rise up the broadcasting ranks after graduating from South Florida in 2016, how winning the Jim Nantz Award accelerated his career, and what it's been like calling NFL games in the midst of a pandemic.Take a listen!
61 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 11 (David Fine)
Welcome to our latest edition of the Rising Stars Podcast! Our next guest is David Fine, the play-by-play voice of the Reading Royals, the ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers.David discusses his broadcasting career path so far, the changes that are coming to this ECHL season, why he loves what he does so much, and why the onion rings in The Sopranos finale aren't actually that good in real life.Take a listen!
61 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 10 (Brad Tunney)
It's a special week on the Rising Stars Podcast! In the first of two brand-new episodes, Brad Tunney (the voice of the Great Lakes Loons, the Midwest League affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) explains why the Dodgers have risen on the top of Major League Baseball on the backs of their excellent farm system. Plus, he details the changes soon coming to Minor League Baseball. Take a listen!
61 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 9 (Adam Jaksa)
On our next edition of the Rising Stars podcast, we're happy to welcome on the voice of Central Michigan athletics, Adam Jaksa! He details what it means to him to be the play-by-play broadcaster for his alma mater, the challenge of going back and forth between doing games on TV and radio, and where he hopes his career will take him next.
49 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 8 (AJ Turek)
Welcome to a special edition of the Rising Stars podcast! For the first time, we step outside the world of sports and talk to AJ Turek, who is part of the production team on the upcoming Aretha Franklin biopic "Respect." AJ details how he got into the movie industry, what goes into getting a film made, and where he hopes to go in his career from here.Take a listen!
61 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 7 (Noah Eagle)
Welcome to the next edition of the Rising Stars podcast! This week, we welcome on the radio voice of the LA Clippers, Noah Eagle. Fresh off a trip to Paris covering the French Open, he details what it was like broadcasting a major global sporting event during a pandemic. Plus, he shares the advice he received from his Dad, longtime Brooklyn Nets voice Ian Eagle, when he decided to enter the industry while studying at Syracuse University.Take a listen!
52 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 6 (Dylan Roney)
Welcome to the latest interview on the Rising Stars podcast! This week's guest is Dylan Roney, one of the defensive coaches for the Illinois Fighting Illini football team. Roney breaks down how he and the rest of the Illinois coaching staff have been preparing for this truly unique Big Ten season, how he got into coaching after his playing days at Ferris State, and why he finds his job to be so incredibly fulfilling.Take a listen!
56 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 5 (Lukas Favale)
Welcome to the next edition of the Rising Stars Podcast! On the heels of the Tampa Bay Lightning's victory in the Stanley Cup Final, we talk to the play-by-play voice of their top minor league affiliate, Lukas Favale. The broadcaster for the Syracuse Crunch explains what it feels like to watch players develop into NHL stars, how he and the organization have coped with the uncertainties of the past several months, and how his professional path has made him all the more grateful for the job he now holds today.Take a listen!
53 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 4 (Mitch Eisenstein)
On our latest episode, we're excited to welcome the Founder and President of The Franchise Agency, Mitch Eisenstein! The marketing agent for numerous NFL stars including Richard Sherman, Darius Slay, and Bobby Wagner, Eisenstein explains what it's really like being an agent on a daily basis and how he puts his clients in the best position to succeed. Plus, he shares some of his favorite stories from his travels across the country and his path to where he is today in his career. Take a listen!
69 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 3 (Jake Eisenberg)
On our next episode, we're proud to welcome the play-by-play voice of the Omaha Storm Chasers (the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals), Jake Eisenberg! He discuss what it's been like working in Minor League Baseball during the uncertain past few months, how he's ascended so quickly in the industry, and most importantly, his favorite Backyard Baseball characters and baseball movies of all time. Take a listen!
38 minutes | Sep 10, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 2 (Blake Hunt)
Our guest on Rising Stars this week is top San Diego Padres catching prospect Blake Hunt! The Costa Mesa, California native details how he's still improving despite the challenges that 2020 has presented, what he loves about playing catcher, why he considers himself blessed to be a part of the San Diego organization, and much more!
49 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 1 (Jake Marsh)
On the inaugural episode of Rising Stars, our special guest is Jake Marsh of Barstool Sports! Better known as PMT Sports Biz, Jake takes us through his career path that has led to working at Pardon My Take, why he left his job as the voice of Vermont basketball to join Barstool full-time, and what he's learned about himself as a broadcaster in the process. Plus, he dives into the quarantine phenomenon that was "Coach Duggs" and explains why he was once caught trespassing at the Omaha Zoo. Take a listen!
2 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Rising Stars - Episode 0 (Introduction)
Welcome to the Rising Stars podcast! Our host, Evan Stockton, details what's to come and what to expect as we launch the podcast this week.
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