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Episode 63 Junyong Pak Quits and a Double Dose of Desena

Episode 63 Junyong Pak Quits and a Double Dose of Desena

Aug 21, 2013

Episode 63-Joe Desena was on CNBC this morning, you can watch the clip here. I was under the impression that it would be an intelligent conversation about OCR, the growth of the sport, and/or sponsorship dollars. It was not. This gave me a great excuse to call Joe and talk about anything that changed since we last spoke about the big Vermont race. I also wanted...

Episode 62 Hunter Gatherer Preview and Mud Endeavor Recap

Episode 62 Hunter Gatherer Preview and Mud Endeavor Recap

Aug 15, 2013

Inspired by the demise of Hero Rush and the outcries on facebook that followed, I begin this episode talking about what a scam is or isn’t. I then play an interview with Randy Yolo of Mud Endeavor. Randy puts on small, local, high quality, obstacle races with great success. We talk about how simple doesn’t mean easy in OCR and how you can build a...

Episode 61 Death Race III and Joe DeSena talks Spartan Rash

Episode 61 Death Race III and Joe DeSena talks Spartan Rash

Aug 6, 2013

The interviews in this episode kick off with a short call I had with Joe DeSena. He talks about the recent “Spartan Rash” that occurred at the recent Spartan Race in Illinois. He also talks about a TV show in the works for NBC. I then, sort of, beg for a job. Next, I speak with 3 2013 Summer Death Race finishers. Amelia Boone, Olof Dallner, and Pete...

Episode 60 Jason Pittman

Episode 60 Jason Pittman

Aug 6, 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...