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 #139 – Kathi Finch

Pittsburgh region Communications Specialist Kathi Finch sits down with Eric in-studio to discuss communcation challenges we face both in business and within our personal lives. Kathi discusses the art of good communication including listening to understand, specific tactics to improve communication quickly, recognizing and tailoring communication around individual personality traits and much, much more. Join us!

Show #138 – Fred Vogel

Film maker Fred Vogel sits down with Eric McKenna and guest co-host Sir Freddy Kowalo for a look into the filmmaker’s career as a writer, producer and founder of Toe Tag Productions. Also discussed in a Fred’s original movie, August Underground, the horror genre, Fred’s work in special effects and his recent right turn with his latest movie, The Final Interview.

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 #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 #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 #113 – Dr. Patrick Cooper

Take a trip down the Rabbit Hole! Theoretical Physicist and Duquesne University Professor, Dr. Patrick Cooper returns to Boogie Street to sit down with Eric.

Their fast moving discussion covers a lot of ground and Coop makes many complex topics easier to understand for fans of science. Fascinating stuff! 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 #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 #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 #100 – Mia Tarducci

Abstract visual Artist Mia Tarducci joins Eric for Show #100 in the Multi-suite, pandemic era, social distancing complient Boogie Street Studio.

Mia discusses life in the pandemic with kids, temporarly painting from her home, her GoFundMe campaign of smaller painting, her ‘mini-Mias’, in support of the staff of Pittsburgh restaurant Superior motors and her return to her Studio.

And much, much more. Join us!

Show #96 – Mat Simmons

Pittsburgh Real Estate Entrepreneur and Activist, Mat Simmons sits down in the Boogie Street Studio with Eric to discuss Pennsylvania’s Small Business Shutdown and the group he spearheads, PA Small Busineses Against Gov Wolf’s Shutdown.

Join us for conversation relevant to the Covid-19 Pandemic and the actions taken in Pennsylvania.

Show #95 – Julia Mulligan

Pittsburgh show promoter Julia Mulligan sits down in the Boogie Street Studio with Eric to discuss Pittsburgh’s Rock and Heavy Metal Scene. Julie’s firm, Twist of Fate Projections, promotes Rock and Heavy Metal shows in the region as well as works to enlarge and support the ‘metal community’ here in Pittsburgh.

Eric and Julia discuss Pittsburgh region show promoting, the state of ‘Live’ music in the town and the trials and tribulations not only in her work as a promoter but the obstacles young bands face today with self-promotion, creativity and more. A fast moving and fun discussion! Join us!

Show #94 – Rocco Cozza

In the New multiple suite, social distancing complient studio setup, Rocco returns to Boogie Street Studios for his 3rd appearance on The Eric McKenna Project.

Eric and Rocco discuss the current Covid-19 Pandemic, Pennsylvania’s ‘stay-at-home’ order from the Govenor, life is quarantine, the difficulties of the business shutdown, the hardship the shutdown has caused small businesses, the outlook ahead and much, much more.

Show #93 – Freddy Kowalo

Killin’ time w/ Freddy K! The Pandemic Boogie! EMp #93

1st Show in our new Pandemic, multi-suite studio setup. While effectively practicing social distancing, Freddy Kowalo is back!

On tap is Coronavirus, PA’s quarantine, business closures, quarantine drinking, eating & exercising & observations while pandemic shopping. Netflix, Tiger King, Doc Martin, geese- a love story, photographer Fred, pricey drinking with Zakk Wylde, Ozzy’s road stories, setting Bill Ward on fire, sipping Wigle Whiskey & more!

Show #91 – Brian SIKES Howe

Eric sits down with Pittsburgh area musician, artist, signer, songrwiter, producer and host of his ‘Start the Beat’ podcast — Sikes! Fast and lively discussion on the Pittsburgh based music scene, social media, ‘Start the Beat’ and the new landscape of podcasting. Join us!

Show #89 – Chris Klein

As a marketer, podcaster and founder of Pittsburgh Beautiful, this regions largest and most engaged social medial company, Chris Klein is a busy guy! But he took the time to sit down with Eric and chat about Pittsburgh and it’s last 25 years development, what makes Pittsbughspecial, social media marketing, podcasting and his wildly popular, Pittsburgh Beautiful app a company. And throw some comedy in as well. Join us!

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