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E72: SwapCast | Ryan Hawk – Host of The Learning Leader Show


Switching roles with my brother Ryan for this swapcast episode. He’s the host of his own podcast called The Learning Leader Show where he has interviewed over a hundred and forty of the worlds greatest minds on leadership ranging from CEOs, Athletes, New York Times Bestselling Authors and more.

You can get Ryan’s complete back story on his website along with accessing his many educational podcasts at
Follow him on Twitter @RyanHawk12

E71: Kenny Florian – Fighter, UFC/BattleBots Commentator


Kenny Florian holds a 3rd Degree Blackbelt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is the only UFC fighter to compete in four divisions (Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight and Middleweight). He fought for three UFC titles in two weight classes. In his 16 UFC wins he has the highest submission percentage in UFC History.

Today, Kenny can be found outside of the Octagon as a commentator and co-host for UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1, which airs every Wednesday night from 8-9pm ET. He serves as a color commentator for UFC Fight Nights on Fox Sports 1. Kenny is also co-host of UFC Now, which is available thru UFC Fight Pass. In the summer of 2015 he served as color commentator for the ABC series BattleBots. He returns as color commentator for season 2, which will air in the summer of 2016. Kenny is also co-owner of Florian Martial Arts Center in Brookline, MA. Every week, Kenny can be heard on the Anik and Florian podcast.

You can get Kenny’s complete bio on his website at:
Follow him on Twitter @kennyflorian
and catch his podcast on iTunes or SoundCloud

E70: Steve Graef, PhD – Sport Psychologist


Steve is the creator of Mindurance, LLC  and a licensed counseling and sport psychologist in Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron where he also developed a specialized knowledge in sport and performance psychology. As a former football player at The Ohio State University and member of the 2002 National Championship team, Dr. Steve personally recognizes the ups and downs associated with maintaining school, sport, work, and life, and is dedicated to helping others manage their mental health.

Follow Steve on Twitter @MINDURANCE
and visit his website at:

E69: Jared Allen – Relentless Pursuit of Everything


Jared was raised on the outskirts of San Jose, California on a horse ranch if there’s any question about where his cowboy life began. After playing college football for Idaho State University for four years, he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs. During his 12 year NFL career he played for the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, and Carolina Panthers with which he made his first career Super Bowl appearance. A five-time Pro Bowl and four-time All-Pro selection, Allen tallied 136 quarterback sacks during his career. His pursuit of greatness continued off the field by making an impact through his charity Homes for Wounded Warriors among numerous other ventures as an entrepreneur that can be found through his website below.

Follow Jared on Twitter @JaredAllen69
and visit his website at:
or his charity here:

E68: Drew Bledsoe – From Quarterback to Doubleback



Drew played fourteen seasons in the NFL. He is best known as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots from 1993 to 2001. He also played for the Buffalo Bills and the Dallas Cowboys. During the 1990s, he was considered the face of the Patriots franchise. He was the first overall pick in 1993 NFL Draft, and helped improve the fortunes of the Patriots, who had fallen on hard times. Under his tenure as starting quarterback, the Patriots ended an eight-season postseason drought, qualified for the playoffs six times, and made one Super Bowl appearance. In his second season with the team, he was named to the 1995 Pro Bowl and was the youngest quarterback to appear in the NFL’s all-star game at the time. He was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame in 2011.

Drew is now pursuing a longtime aspiration that allows him to combine his passion for fine wine and love of the Walla Walla Valley through his winery, Doubleback, located in Walla Walla, Washington.

Follow Drew on Twitter @DrewBledsoe
and visit his winery at

E67: Tyler Eifert – From Notre Dame to the Bengals



Tyler Eifert is a tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football for the University of Notre Dame where he received All-American honors, and was recognized as the top college tight end. He was drafted by the Bengals in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

You can follow Tyler on Twitter @EiferTy85

E66: Bert Kreischer – Fat Shaming, Tom Segura, and Remorseful Moments


This is Bert’s second appearance on The HawkCast. He is a standup comic who performs regularly to sellout crowds across the country. He is the host of the Travel Channel’s Trip Flip, an upcoming new season of the hit Bert the Conqueror, and previously hosted Hurt Bert.  He is a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and The Rachael Ray Show and has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His one-hour special Comfortably Dumb appeared on Comedy Central and his book Life of the Party, Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child shares the hilarious and outrageous stories that define his comedy and exemplify what has made him one of the best story-tellers of his generation.

Follow Bert on Twitter @bertkreischer
Or on Facebook @BertKreischer
and visit his website to checkout Tour Dates, Books, his podcast, and more:

E65: Jay Onrait – Future Plans for Canadian Broadcast Legend and FS1 Pioneer


Jay Onrait is a Canadian television personality and sports anchor who is currently an anchor for Fox Sports Live on the Fox Sports 1 network. Since 2003, he has been paired with fellow Canadian broadcaster Dan O’Toole.

Prior to his American debut, Onrait worked for the Canadian equivalent of ESPN, TSN. There, he and O’Toole co-anchored the daily 1:00am (ET) edition of SportsCentre and were regarded as the lead anchor team for the network. Onrait was hired by FS1 to be its lead co-anchor in 2013. The show on FOX Sports Live with Jay and Dan airs weeknights on FS1 at 11pm (ET)

Checkout Jay and Dan’s Podcast: iTunes or on Twitter @JayandDan

Follow Jay on Twitter @JayOnrait
or checkout his website for booking speaking events or his books:


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