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The Top Step with Ryan Rowland-Smith
56 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
S2 E16 Tom Murphy joins me on The Top Step
Seattle Mariners catcher Tom Murphy dive into all sorts of topics, the new rule changes in the Minor leagues that we possibly could see in the MLB very soon. Including shift limitations and robo umps and how they will change the art of catching as we know it! Tom as had an amazing journey to be an everyday catcher and I'm so excited to have this epic conversation! Before you press play please subscribe, click the share button and hit me up on social media. @hyphen18. I will reply! Enjoy this episode as Tom Murphy joins me on The Top Step.
41 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
S2 E15 Joey Gerber joins me on the Top Step.
Seattle Mariners Joey Gerber and I have a bunch of laughs, dive into analytics, team mates and living with our parents! Making his MLB debut last year after being a walk on in college throwing 86, he gives me an honest assessment of what it takes, whats it like to be in the shoes of a 23 year old rookie! If you enjoy this episode, please share it with your friends, twitter buddies and instagram stalkers! Oh and click subscribe mates! Enjoy this episode as Joey Gerber joins me on The Top Step.
38 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
S2 E14 Nich Margevicius joins me on The Top Step
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Nick Margevicius went from being let go from the Padres to being a break out prospect in the middle of the mariners rotation. He is currently competing for a spot in the 6 man rotation in spring training, We dive into the up's and downs in his younger career and everything in between! Please click the subscribe button, leave a review and enjoy this episode as Nick Margevicius joins me on The Top Step.
98 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
S2 E13 Aaron Goldsmith joins me on The Top Step.
Seattle Mariners play by play voice and good buddy Aaron Goldsmith joins me for everything from his journey, what it's really like being behind the mic, his famous childhood hero Bob Costas encounter and what to expect in 2021. One of my favorite conversations! Please subscribe, please leave your review and enjoy this episode as Aaron Goldsmith joins me on The Top Step.
49 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
S2 E12 Mariner's Evan White joins me on TheTop Step
Seattle Mariners first basemen Evan White was a lot of things in 2020. A rookie, a gold glover winner, the first year of his historic contract extension and dealing with failure for the first time in his career. Was a great opportunity to get to know a big part of the Mariners future as he ran us through the mine set of everything he was and went through in his rookie season and what to expect from him and his team for years to come! Please subscribe and leave a review wherever you're listening to tis podcast! Enjoy this episode as Evan White joins me on The Top Step.
54 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
S2 E11 Lauren Nicole Johnson joins me onThe Top Step
Lauren Nicole Johnson spent the last 4 years as the New York Yankees mental conditioning coordinator where she worked with players up and down the organization. Lauren who is an ex athlete herself works with not only professional athletes but military personnel and business professionals.We dive into some of the elite mindsets and techniques she uses to breakthrough at the highest level! Enjoy this episode as Lauren Nicole Johnson joins me on The Top Step. Please click subscribe wherever you're listening to this podcast and please leave a review or comment on who you would like me to interview next! You can also reach me at www.thetopstep.com
53 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
S2 E10 Nick Swisher joins me on The Top Step
Former MLB All Star and current Fox Sports personality Nick Swisher joins me for a ridiculously uplifting conversation!Happy new year mates, excited to share this episode.Going from a non drafted high school kid to uber prospect with the Oakland A's being traded to a really tough situation to one year later winning a World Series with the Yankees and leaving his mark on baseball, we cover his entire journey and hear what makes this super star such a character, with his infectious high energy and positivity. Please don't forget to subscribe and leave me a great review wherever you're listening to this episode. We have amazing guest joining Ryan in the next episodes! Enjoy this episode as Nick Swisher joins me on The Top Step.
80 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
CJ Nitkowski joins me on The Top Step
Texas Rangers color analyst and former MLB pitcher CJ Nitkowski breaks down his thoughts on the current state of Baseball, the 2020 playoffs and his journey. Click subscribe wherever you're listening to this podcast for all past and future episodes. Or visit www.thetopstep.com for more content!
42 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Mark Melancon joins me on The Top Step
The Atlanta Braves closer and 3 time All Star Mark Melancon takes us from that demotion to AAA with the Boston Red Sox in 2012 to becoming one of the most dominant closers in Major League Baseball. If you are enjoying these episodes, please CLICK that subscribe button and leave me a review! I release a new conversation every week so don't miss another episode mates!! Hope you enjoy this episode as Mark Melancon joins me on The Top Step!
50 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Chris Martin joins me on The Top Step
Atlanta Braves Chris Martin has been through it all. From dropping out of college, quitting baseball and stacking shelves to becoming one of the best relief pitchers of 2020 with the Braves.He has been to Japan and back and is now settled in as an established pitcher in the big leagues. We talk about his journey and his time in the NLCS including giving up the series winning home run to Dodgers Cody Bellinger.Enjoy this journey as Chris Martin joins me on the Top Step Go to www.thetopstep.com/podcast and SUBSCRIBE wherever you listen to The Top Step
56 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Liam Hendriks, Peter Moylan and Grant Balfour join me on The Top Step
Aussie MLB Pitchers Liam Hendriks, Peter Moylan and Grant Balfour join me for some laughs, epic stories and Aussie trivia. I apologize in advance for the language and if you need to hire a translator to get through this! Enjoy this episode and Liam, Moylo, Balfour join me on The Top Step
53 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
Jeremy Ryan Slate joins me on The Top Step
Happy thanksgiving mates. This is a great time of year to share this conversation and journey with my good friend Jeremy Ryan Slate.If you’re sitting there spending the holidays wondering if the path you’re on is the right one. If this life of yours is fulfilling or maybe you want to take the plunge to follow your real passion! Well that’s exactly what Jeremy did and we dive into his story in this open and honest conversation. Jeremy was named one of the top 26 podcast for entrepreneurs to listen to in 2017 + 18 by CIO Magazine, top podcast to listen to by INC Magazine in 2019 and Millennial Influencer to follow in 2018 by Buzzfeed. The Create Your Own Life Podcast has been downloaded over 2.5 million timesIt took time, hard work and a ton of belief! Make sure you go visit www.thetopstep.com/podcast for all the episodes of this season! Now sit back relax and enjoy this episode as Jeremy Ryan Slate joins me on The Top Step
67 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Daniel Bard joins me on The Top Step
The National League comeback player of the year Daniel Bard took 7 years to return to a major league mound. The Rockies reliever went to some of the darkest places mentally to overcome what we call the 'yips' or in other words all of a sudden going from the future Red Sox closer to no idea where the ball is going once it leaves your hand. Your entire identity and livelihood just escapes you and you have no idea what is happening. Whether you're a fan of baseball or just trying to battle the challenges of getting through a pandemic, we can all learn a lot from what Daniel has overcome as he shares his story with us. Enjoy this episode as Daniel Bard joins me on The Top Step also, go to www.thetopstep.com for more episodes and content!
87 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Mariner's Pete Woodworth joins me on The Top Step
Mariners pitching coach and I dive into his rise to a MLB pitching coach, what separates him, his relationships with his pitchers, analaystics and most importantly the story behind the new Top Step mascot! For past episodes and more visit www.thetopstep.com/podcast and don't forget to leave a review when you subscribe wherever you listen to The Top Step!
61 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Brandon Morrow joins me on The Top Step
Brandon Morrow is a 12 year MLB veteran starting his career with me in Seattle and then found a whole lot of success with the Toronto Blue Jays. Amazing journey from a 1st round draft pick, taking some time to figure it all out dealing with injuries and then onto the big stage pitching in the playoffs with the LA Dodgers. Make sure you go to www.thetopstep.com/podcastSubscribe and enjoy all the episodes including Max Scherzer, James Paxton and so many more!
58 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
S2 EP1 Max Scherzer joins me on The Top Step
3 time Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer kicks off Season 2 of The Top Step. 'Mad Max' is one of the most dominant pitchers of his generation. Hall of Fame bound we talk about it all. The 2020 season, his role with the players union and the conversations that went down in the middle of a pandemic, how he feels about the game today. Going from game 7 of the world Series to pitching with no fans and so much more. Go to www.thetopstep.com and make sure you subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Welcome to season 2 as Max Scherzer joins me on The Top Step.
54 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
Peter Moylan joins me on The Top Step
Peter has one of the most fascinating stories in baseball, he was arrested after a year in rookie ball, released and returned to Australia to get on with a life away from professional baseball. 10 years later he reemerges to go onto a 10 PLUS year career in the Major Leagues becoming one of the most reliable relievers in the game. Enjoy some epic stories and how he feels about the game now. Be sure to subscribe to this podcast or head over to www.thetopstep.com to watch this podcast episode! Enjoy this episode and Peter Moylan joins me on the Top Step
62 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Seattle Mariners play by play voice Dave Sims joins me on he Top StepT
Seattle Mariners Dave Sims has been the play by play voice of the Mariners since 2007 but came to Seattle with a huge resume doing everything from play by play National game of the week on ESPN to hosting on Radio in the #1 Market in the country. We cover his career. covering baseball during the covid-19 2020 60 game sprint season to the Black lives matter movement and African American players making up only 7% of the MLB Rosters. Oh and by the way, if you want to become a broadcaster Dave has some advice to don’t want to miss! You can watch this podcast over at my YouTube Channel or visit www.thetopstep.com for more content and episodes.
73 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Seahawks Dave Wymanjoins me on The Top Step
Former NFL line backer and current Seattle Seahawks color analyst Dave Wyman joins me as we cover everything from COVID 19, kids returning to school, how he met his former cheerleader wife and what it's like to be a 'Bogan' (google it). Make sure you click subscribe wherever your laughing along on your workout, drive to work or monster truck rally and enjoy this episode as Dave Wyman joins me on The Top Step! Visit www.thetopstep.com for sll ym superstar guest and their epic journeys!
69 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Charlie Furbush joins me on Top Step
Charlie Furbush was one fo the most colorful characters on the field before constant shoulder issues cut his career short.We discuss everything from making that post career transition, how it's ok to be yourself inside a clubhouse, what really goes on when you have to deal with constant injuries, how he met his fiancée oh and how COVID shut down their big wedding day and everything else you want to hear from one of your favorite Mariners! Go to www.thetopstep.com for all past episodes as well as press that subscribe button and enjoy this episode as Charlie Furbush joins me on The Top Step!
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