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 #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 #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 #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 #118 – Dr. Rueben Brock

Dr. Rueben Brock sits down with Eric for a conversation which became ‘Project’ Show #118. Dr. Brock discusses his unique story and the motivation that came from early childhood which propelled him into formal education, self-education, counseling, teaching and his current venture into visual media as host of the web series ‘House Call’. Enlightening, ‘real’ and inspiring discussion.

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!

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 #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 #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 #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 #87 – Dr. Patrick Cooper

Theoretical Physicist and Assistant Professor at Duquesne University, Dr. Patrick Cooper, sat down with Eric at The Boogie Street Studio for an great discussion! And down the rabbit hole they went! ‘Coop’ was tremendous. They discussed a bit of the history of Physics, the Standard Model, Einstein, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Entanglement, String theory, Gravity, the Big Bang, Cern, Spacetime, Time travel, the Multiverse, the Many Worlds theory and much, much more. Fascinating and eye-opening! Join Us!

Show # 85 – Gab Bonesso

Gab Bonesso joins Eric in the Boogie Street Studio for a lively, fun and fast moving show! Gab is a Pittsburgh based, comedian, actress, writer, producer and mental health advocate. She is 1/2 of Gab & Josh, an entertainment team seeking to spread an anti-bullying and self respect message to children and adults alike. Gab also has a Tedx talk under her belt. Buckle up! It’s Gab Bonesso on The Eric McKenna Project!

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 #82 – Freddy Kowalo

Fred’s back! Fresh off another tour. This time with TSO. And Fred is just back from NAMM! Sneaking backstage a Dimebash, a typical day on the road with TSO, trials and tribulations of the TSO ‘Tesla Machine’, spotlight madness, tour bus life, tour sobriety, Fred tries juicing, setting up a violin, boredom, chip reviews, big tours vs his early Black Label tours, trouble with grubhub, Zakk Wylde’s toxic sweat, studio wrestling on the bus with BLS, the worst tour bus in all of Europe, the tour bus driver labeled ‘Stinky Britches’ and much, much Kowalo madness! Join us!

Show #80 – James Simon

From the early 70’s through the late 90’s, James Simon has traveled through Europe, Africa, Australia, North America and South America. From hitchhiking, to hopping rails cars to air travel, James spent nearly 3 decades experiencing this earth’s peoples and cultures. This journey brought him to complex art of violin making. And his travel experiences are also infused in his sculptures and mosaics. A ‘public artist’, James creates his work in large scale in his studio in uptown Pittsburgh. A studio which has also served as a venue for music, poetry and readings. Fascinating guy and a wonderful conversation. We bring your James Simon on EMp Show #80. Join us!

Show #75 – Dave DeSimone

Wine guru Dave DeSimone returns to the Boogie Street Studio for another wine conversation with Eric. Dave stories, including those from his most recent trips to the wine countries of Italy and France! Also on tap is the propsed 100% US Tarriff on imported European wines, the rich history of France’s Burgundy region, the PLCB’s ‘Charimain’s Selections’ and much more! Join us! DavesWineCellar.com 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 #59 – Duffy Women

Duffy Women invade Boogie Street – AGAIN! Here it is! Round 2! Shelley, Sarah Anne & Alex Duffy visit me for Show #59 of The Eric McKenna Project! Whew! I survived! 🤣 I posed questions to the Women – Why the Christmas fuss? Why don’t many men dig Christmas? Shelley explaining why Women run ‘The Economy’ Why do adults need to celebrate – Everything? What about Baby Jesus? Kissing cousins. Dating slang. Sarah & Shelley quarrel (just a little), Paul’s battle with the new coffee-type frothy thing, White Claws, Guinness, Beer spitting, high waisted jeans, Alex has ringworm, Sarah tries singing again and much more! ✌️ Join us!