Show #144 – Dr. Patrick Cooper

Will quantum computers, superconductor development and alternative energy dominate science these next 10 years? Does the public truly understand ‘green energy’? And what about the misunderstands in nuclear power? All this and much more on EMP Show #144 as Dr. Patrick Cooper returns to Boogie Street Studio for another discussion with Eric.

Show #143 – Mia Tarducci

Visual Artist Mia Tarducci returned to Boogie Street Studio for another conversation with Eric. Discussed are Mia’s ‘Copyright/Copywrong’ initiative as well as her new venture, NAH Tarducci Studio at Innovate Newport, in her hometown of Newport, RI. Also discussed is minimalism in visual arts, ‘celebrity art’ and much more! Join us!

Show #142 – Dr. Matt Ryan

Dr. Matt Ryan returns to The Project. This round, the topics include how the concepts of capitalism and socialism are used and often misued, the financial viability of the Olympics and how the unique environments the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA have opereated in this year effect wagering markets. All this and more!

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 #137 – Ed Latimore

Ed Latimore returns to the Boogie Street Studios to sit down with Eric. Topics include Ed being Roy Jones Jr’s sparring partner for the upcoming Mike Tyson fight, Ed’s continued growth on multiple social media and internet platforms, Joe Rogan’s move to Austin, Ed’s recent appearance on James Altucher’s podcast, blogging, travel, food and much more!

Show #136 – Dr. Rueben Brock

Dr. Rueben Brock returns to Boogie Street and sits down with Eric for EMP Episode #136. Dr. Brock touches on a variet of topics including the cost of college education, the importance of self-education, the changing landscape of communities, the continued growth of digital over human connection, social media influences, labeling, living in the ‘extremes’ as well as Dr. Brock’ thoughts on living, creating and earning with ‘purpose’.

Show #135 – Tom Megalis

Artist, Filmmaker all around funny guy Tom Megalis stops by the Boogie Street Studio to present Eric a commissioned original Megalis art piece as well as to film an EMP podcast episode. Greek Batpisms, Parallel Dimensions, Goat Poop, Punk Rock, the Moon Landing, Americans Abroad, the Browns and much more! Buckle up!

Show #134 – UFO Show #1 with James Krug, Julia Mulligan & Sir Freddy Kowalo

UFOs, Area 51, Rosewell, Alien Abductions and so much more when UFO Expert James Krug is joined by Julia Mulligan, Sir Freddy Kowalo and Eric McKenna! Sit back, relax and take a trip down The Rabbit Hole with the crew!

Show #133 – Alex Simmons

Personal Trainer Alex Simmons returns for another sit down with Eric at the Boogie Street Studios. Alex discusses his customized approach to his work, goal setting, the mental challenges of any weightloss or fitness training, and the overall importance of good health. Also discussed is social media, Alex’s large following and the goal of continued positivity.

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 #130 – Mike Zydel

The very funny Mike Zydel sits down with Eric in the Boogie Street Studio to talk comedy life in Pittsburgh, comedy’s slow return to the stage and his thoughts on the notion of boundaries in comedy. Mike also shares a bit his story which includes battling drug and alcohol and his journey of recovery. A very funny, raw and fast moving converstion.

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!

Pandemic Football Mom Blues

Hard not to have Pandemic Blues. Nearing the end of August and so much of this entire ordeal really does not make sense. But not in a global, big picture kind of way. And no, not in a big conspiracy kind of way. No, from this writer’s vantage point, it’s the cumulation of all the smaller events, rules, attitudes and decisions that when thrown into a bucket and looked at as whole, really can make one’s head hurt.

For example:

We’ve proven, as a country, that by and large, we have safely gathered in peaceful protests. We have, as a citizenry, proven our ability to come together, peacefully protest and bring attention to injustice. This does not mean the injustice is gone. Far from it. However, what it does mean is that people can get together and look out for each other. Furthermore, it’s proven that most of America is not caustic toward each other for any reason, including race. And that, as a people, we do understand the importance of doing our part to slow down and eventually moving past Covid. And while mainstream media, social media and every politician from every persuasion does their absolute best to convince you everything I just expressed is untrue, to anyone really taking the time to breathe, look around and think, it’s apparent that the world is not burning. I’ll repeat. The world is not burning. It’s an illusion of media theatre.

With all of that said, I’m perplexed that PA’s Governor Wolf will not permit safe and limited attendance at high school sports this Fall. As it stands now, parents will be unable to attend or watch their children participate in High School sports. Especially difficult to understand for the sports played outdoors.

Certainly, with correct social distancing, the use of masks and just common sense, parents could attend high school football, soccer, lacrosse and track – safely.

Sadly, many Pennsylvania residents, including myself, remain deeply troubled with Gov Wolf and his administration over policies and new laws relating to our State’s Covid lockdowns, restrictions, and business shutdowns. And I’m afraid with this latest decision to prohibit attendance at high school sports, it is just another restriction which will certainly not help the social narrative in this State.

I personally can only point to the abject hypocrisy of this latest decision. In a long list of decisions and actions by Gov Wolfe in the past months which leave so many in this Pennsylvanians bewildered.

Show #128 – Jeff Fieldhouse

For EMP Show #128, Eric is joined by Stand-up Comedian and host of the Babyface Assasin, Jeff Fieldhouse! A funny, fast moving conversation which includes Jeff’s takes on whether there should be ‘rules’ in comedy, maneuvering the new media including the formation and format of his Podcast and much more!

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 #125 – James Krug

James Krug is in-studio with Eric for a conversation that includes UFOs, Aliens, the Paranormal, Roswell, Area 51, Bob Lazar and Jeremy Korbell appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience, Stanton Friedman, abductions, Travis Walton, the Kecksburg incident, the Rendlesham Forest incident and much, much more! Join us!

Show #124 – Joe Marini

Joe Marini shares his musical journey, including his current work with Jim Donovan’s Sun King Warriors. Joe and Eric discuss the virtues of classic rock and jazz drummers Billy Cobham, Lenny White, Steve Gadd, John Bonham, and many others. And they take a special trip down the Rush rabbit hole with a detailed discussion of the late Neil Peart.

Show #121 – Lori Jakiel

The accomplished and very funny Author Lori Jakiela visits Boogie Street Studio to share her journey as a writer, discuss her memoirs, poems and essays, the stories behind the writings and much, much more! Her discussion with Eric is Project Show #121! Join us!

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Show #119 – Rocco Cozza

Rocco Cozza returns to the Boogie Street Studio to discuss with Eric thoughts on how business and sports are maneuvering during the current environment, thoughts on the state of entrepreneurship in 2020, areas of Leadership on display, critical thinking, pragmatism, the late Jim Roh and much more!

Show #117 – Dr. Shannon Thieroff

Pittsburgh area Entrepreneur & Chiropractor Dr. Shannon Thieroff joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for Project Show #117. Dr. Shannon discusses her journey into medicine, her Chiropractic work along with the holistic approach to medicine and the cutting edge treatments and technologies she utilizes at her practice, for her patients. Dr. Shannon also discusses her work in Animal Chiropractic and much more. Join us!

Show #115 – The Thirsty Outdoorsmen

On Show #115 Eric sits down with The Thirsty Outdoorsmen! UFC & MMA fighter Adam Milstead and outdoorsmen Tyler Maluchnik started the video show years ago and the guys take us through the beginning, the misadventures and all the typical shenanigans

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 #109 – Sam DiBattista

Eric sits down with Pittsburgh restauranteur and chef, Sam DiBattista. Sam and his wife Lori own and operate Vivo Kitchen located in Sewickley, PA.

Sam and Eric set off on a fast paced and wide ranging discussion. Everything from the current Covid-19 Pandemic and running an upscale restaurant in that environment to eclectic music to military life to social media to the cancel culture to what’s allowed to be funny to — well, did we mention food?

Such a fun and lively chat with one of Pittsburgh’s finest chefs! Buckle up and join us!

Show #108 – Paul Alexander

Making his 2nd appearance on The Project, Pittsburgh Sports Personality, Commentator, Talk Show Host and one of the truly good guys, Paul Alexander joins Eric for a sit down in the Boogie Street Studio.

This 90 plus minute hits all bases including the current worldwide Covid-19 Pandemic, it’s effect on all sports, the state of sports talk with no sports to talk about, the DH coming to the National League, cheating in Pro Sports, will their be baseball this year, will their be football thie year, how the proposed NHL playoffs will start, the Michael Jordon mini-series, how the A’s and Ray’s out perform the Bucs with lower payrolls, Bradshow or Staubach, Brady or Belichick, Michael or LeBron, Sid over everybody, Antonio who?, Clint Hurdle, the MLB Steroid era, the Steeler Steroid era, our country’s failed leadership during the Covid-19 crisis and Believe Nothing, Question Everything.

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 #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!