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 #131 – Julia Mulligan, Jerry Mulligan, Sir Freddy Kowalo

Eric sits down with Rock promoters Julia & Jerry Mulligan of Twist of Fate Production as well as Sir Freddy Kowalo. Topics include where Pittsburgh is today with Live music, challenges of the Pittsburgh music scene, marketing to chaning demographics and music genres, the importance of social media to individual bands and the entire industry and of course, more Kowalo stories from his upcoming book. All this and much more! Join us!

Show #129 – Jeffrey Jarzynka

Artist, Entrepreneur and owner of Zynka Gallery, Pittsburgh’s Jeffrey Jarzynka joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for EMPshow #129. Contemporary Art, today’s Art Business, Art in Pittsburgh and a whole lot more are on the discussion table! Check it out!

Show #127 – Sir Freddy Kowalo

UFOs, photography, mosh pits, local music, band jealousy issues, mushrooms, brownies, the trials of social media, pandemic boredom and sobriety are just some of the tops on hand as Sir Freddy Kowalo returns to Boogie Street Studio for another sit down with Eric. Fun, funny and real. As always! Join us!

Show #112 – Ed Latimore

Eric sits down with the dynamic Ed Latimore and the filming of their conversation is Show #112.

Ed is a Pittsburgh based professional heavyweight fighter, best selling author, scholar and competitive chess player.

Ed’s writings are based around self-improvement and Ed’s stoic and practical guide to self developement.

Ed shars his unque story of self discovery and his thoughts on living and excelling with a stoic lifestyle based on critical thinking.

Excellent conversation and certaimly a wide ranging topics. Including life in the pandemic era for Ed. Join us!

Show #110 – Jim Shorkey Jr.

For Show #110, Eric sits down with Pittsburgh area businessman, entrepreneur and self-development specialist, Jim Shorkey Jr.

Jim shares his story of Jim Shorkey Auto Group, the determination 25 years ago to bring the dealership back from the brink and set it on a course for excellence and stunning growth. Jim also share his current life’s passion of helping others learn the principles he refined in his journey to address success and happiness in life. Jim’s work can be viewed at ResultsFromThinking.com

Show #107 – Alex Simmons

Pittsburgh based Entrepreneur, Twitter early adopter and personal trainer Alex Simmons aka AverageBlackMan, joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for a wide ranging conversation from the Pandemic, Social Media, Comedy, Cancel Culture, the Offensive Mindset, Diet, Exercise, Training, Alex’s movment “Pray, Focus, Grind” and of course, Burgers!

Very fun, informative and fast moving conversation! Join us!

Show #106 – Jaime Chesney

Jaime Chesney is in the Boogie Street Studio for a conversation with Eric about her story including her work in and out of MMA, adversiting, social media and the development of her talk show, ‘One on One’.

Quicking moving and engaging conversation! Join us!

Show #105 – Ethan Merritt

Ethan Merritt returns to Boogie Street for another conversation with Eric – this time in the multi-suite, pandemic era studio setup at Boogie Street Studios.

Ethan is a soldier, entrepreneur, videographer, content creator and owner of First Victory Apparel. Ethan shares his thoughts on the current pandemic, operating First Victory in this crisis including the production of FV face masks, his recent struggle with internet hackers and having his identity stolen and new logos, products and campaigns he’s involved with at First Victory. And a bump or two of really greast Irish Whiskey! Join us!

Show #104 – Zachary Rutter

In the Pandemic, Multi-suite studio setup, Pittsburgh Artist and founder of Spread Love Army, Zac Rutter returned to the Boogie Street Studio to have a converstion with Eric which is Show #104

Zac updates his cresative work through the pandemic and the covid1-19 lockdown. Zac’s faceless series of digital art. Additional history of the ‘Spread Love Army’ movement. Studio Friendship proect. Zac’s new YouTube video project, ‘Studio Time with Zac’, Zac’s multi city Art Drops. The story behind the PAT Bus project and much, much more!

Join us!

Show #103 – Chris Dempsey

UFC Fighter, Pittsburgh’s Chris Dempsey joins Eric in the multi-suite, pandemic era studio setting at Boogie Street for Show #103.

Chris shares his journey from Ambridge to the UFC cage. His 4 UFC fights, his current training in jujitsu and his thoughts on the current covid-19 pandemic and PA’s handling of the matter.

Quick moving and fun! Join us!

Show #102 – Dave Grimm

Eric is joined in the Pandemic era, multi-suite studio setup at Boogie Street by Slippery Rock Hockey Head Coach, longtime and Pittsburgh Nurse, Dave Grimm.

Fast, wide ranging and often funny discussion on parenting, parenting in the pandemic era, the quarantine, social media frustrations, covid-19, booze, small business shutdown, wheelchairs full of vodka, where’s the real news, russian elf on the shelf, the new normal, bat burgers and of course – Hockey!

Show #101 – Khama Worthy

Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) and UFC Fighter, Pittsburgh’s own Khama ‘The Deathstar’ Worthy joins Eric in the pandemic era studio setup at the Boogie Street Studio for Show #101.

Khama discussing surving the pandemic ‘stay at home’ order with kids, recently moving his training gym ‘The Academy’ to a new location and his recent knockout of Devonte Smith in a 1st round Knockout in UFC 241.

Khama expounds on fighting, running with bulls in Spain, the pitfalls of social media and his upcoming plans

Fast moving, funny and fun conversation! Join us!

Show #99 – Adam Milstead

In the multi-suite, pandemic Boogie Steet Studio setup, Adam Milstead sits down with Eric for a conversation about Covid-19, the quarantine, the PA business shutdown. Adam also brings us up to date on his future fight plans as well as his escapades as 1/2 of the ‘Thirsty Outdoorsmen’.

Fast, funny and certainly opinionated discussion. Join us!

Show #92 – Jeff Verszyla

Jeff Verszyla returns to Boogie Street Studio to share what’s new with Pittsburgh Weather Now and Jeff’s very successful web-based weather service, White Board Weather! Jeff was KDKA TV’s cheif meterologist for 23 years and a Pittsburgh favorite. In 2019, in his first year fo creating White Board Weather, Jeff was voted Pittburgh’s magazine ‘Best of the Burg’ 2019!

Show #84 – Dr. Christian Conte

Dr. Christian Conte visits the Boogie Street Studio for a conversastion with Eric! Dr. Conte is one of the country’s most accomplished mental health specialists in the field of anger and emotional management. A familiar figure on TV and radio, he is also a prolific writer, powerful communicator, and sought-after media expert. He was co-host of the reality shows Coaching Bad on Spike TV and The Secret Life of Kids on USA Network. He was also the resident therapist for Family Therapy on VH1. Dr. Conte produces daily Emotional Management Minutes that air on more than 300 radio stations across the country, as well as hosting his own weekly call-in radio show on KDKA in Pittsburgh. In July 2015 he conducted the TEDx talk, “Why I Chose to Go to Prison.” His latest book, “Walking Through Anger”, was released in October of 2019 DrChristianConte.com EricMcKenna.com

Show #72 – Terry Jones

The Very Funny Comedian, Pittsburgh’s own, Terry Jones, joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for wide ranging conversation. Terry shares his thoughts on Pittsburgh, Stand-up, Social Media, Comedic Legend and much, much more! Fast moving, irreverent, insightful – and never a dull moment with Terry. Ladies and Gentlemen — Terry Jones!

Show #69 – Junior Guthrie

On Show #69, Eric is joined at the Boogie Street Studio by The Hillbilly Way guitarist & singer – Junior Guthrie! Junior shares stories and insight from lifetime in music including his time with THW, The Povertyneck Hillbillies, Junior & The West Virginia Push and much more! Social Media, Radio, Touring, Songwriting, Guitars and more are all topics discussed in this lively and fast moving conversation! Join us! http://www.THW.band http://www.EricMcKenna.com

Show #68 – Scot MacTaggart

Scot MacTaggart joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for a conversation on Business Sales, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Influencers and much more!


Scot is the Co-founder of KRNLS a business growth strategy firm. Scot’s extensive consulting background includes Sales, Sales Training, Marketing, Copy and Start-ups as areas of his expertise. Scot also is the Creator and Host of ‘Pitchwerks’ Podcast on the Epicast Network.

Show #57 – Dr. Lanie Francis

EMp Show #57 with Dr. Lanie Francis

I’m joined in the Boogie Street Studio by the accomplished and dynamic, Dr. Lanie Francis. Dr. Francis is the Founder and Director of the Wellness and Integrative Oncology Program at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

Working out of a Wellness Suite at UPMC Shadyside’s Hillman Cancer Center, the program provides guided workshops and therapies based on four themes: nutrition, exercise, meditation and mindfulness. Dr. Francis’s team has also trained more than 40 nurses who work throughout the UPMC system.

Join us for an informative and interesting discussion on EMp Show #57.

Show #52 – Danny & Zack w/Working Stiffs Podcast

Here’s The Show! My guests for EMp pOdcast #52 are Zack Taylor & Danny Polliard from The Working Stiffs Podcast!

Whew! What a Hilarious time! The boys give their takes on Podcastings, Gun Enthusiasts, the Culture of Being Offended, Why we Label Everything, Social Media Craziness and art of Dropping Marbles! And just a tad more!

Check It Out! EricMcKenna.com WorkingStiffsPodcast.com

Show #51 – Dr. Steve Greene

*Dr. Steve Greene is a Pittsburgh pediatrician who, since 2011 through is charity, Hope for Ghana, has been bringing education and fresh water to the thousands of rural village Ghanaians.

Steve sits down with me in the Boogie Street Studio to talk about his journey, the challenges, the successes and impact Hope for Ghana has had in the lives of so many who need the basics of life and existence that we take for granted here in the Western world.

Our talk is EMp pOdcast #51 and a show that profoundly moved me. Join us.

EricMcKenna.com HopeForGhana.com

Show #50 – Michael W. Cowden

EMp pOdcast #50, I had the opportunity to sit down with Pittsburgh Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & Real Estate Broker, Michael W. Cowden.
This show was personal for me as I’ve known Michael for for over 7 years. He’s a great friend, a real estate mentor and a guy who I’ve enjoyed countless hours sharing and discussing various books, authors, philosophies, etc.


Michael shares quite a bit of his life. Overcoming obstacles, working smarter and fostering meaningful relationships. He also shares his insights on real estate, business management and social media. And as well as I know him, it was enjoyable hearing much more of his story. A story that is still very much being written with the significant and immediate success of his company, Cowden Creek Realty. Join us!

Oh yes – there is also this bit about buying the Kennywood Log Jammer!


EricMcKenna.com CowdenCreek.com

Show #49 – Gabe McDeal

**Eric sits down at the table in the Boogie Street Studio with Pittsburgh’s Hip-Hop, Video Producing, Car Selling Superstar, Gabe McDeal! Gabe’s music videos based around his car sales career at #1 Cochran have taken Pittsburgh and the web by storm!

Gabe shares the ins and outs, the ideas, the concept, design and execution involved in his hit video marketing campaign.

Gabe also shares his unique story which includes playing basketball for Point Park College, the decision not do sign a professional basketball contract and overcoming obstacles throughout his life which he used as motivation to create and self-fund his charitable foundation: ‘Go Pro in the Game of Life’ which concentrates on encouraging children to read.

Please join us!

Show #16 – Frank Vieira

With me at the table at the Boogie Street Studio for pOdcast #16 is Pittsburgh based Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer and Country Music Artist Frank Vieira.

Frank shares his story into music, his songwriting process, playing ‘Live’, his views on music streaming and marketing, what he loves about Pittsburgh (maybe minus the Pizza) and actually making his first guitar in high school.

Great conversation and quite a good time. Join us!