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E86: Amy Jo Martin – NY Times Best-Selling Author and Founder of Digital Royalty



Amy Jo Martin, author of New York Times best-seller Renegades Write the Rules, founded Digital Royalty in 2009 to help corporations, celebrities and sports entities humanize their brands online through social communication channels. Amy Jo has worked closely with world-renowned brands such as Hilton Worldwide, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal to successfully humanize their presence. Her motto: humans connect with humans, not logos.

Amy Jo herself has a social media following of more than a 1.1 million people and was named the third most powerful woman on Twitter by Forbes. Amy Jo believes the future of technology is the future of humanity. She conducts clinical research studies and travels the world to speak about this topic and many other topics. She recently spoke an audience of 10,000 people.

Amy Jo is also a contributor to news outlets including the Harvard Business Review and Sports Business Journal. She has been featured in top-tier media outlets including Vanity Fair, TIME, Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, ESPN SportsCenter, USA Today, MSNBC and Newsweek.

Checkout Amy’s full bio, book, client list, and podcast “Why Not Now?” at:
Follow Amy on Twitter @AmyJoMartin

E85: Brady Poppinga – Telling Stories and a Surprise Visit from Aaron Rodgers


Brady is a former NFL linebacker who played for the Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams and the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Brigham Young University. Brady is a fantastic story teller and competitor who can now add author to his resume with the release of his book titled “The True Spirit of Competition”. He shares some great stories on this podcast episode including one about special guest Aaron Rodgers who also appears as a surprise.

Follow Brady on Twitter @BradyPoppinga
Buy his book –
and check out his XPT Trainer and videos too.

E84: Andrea Kremer – Setting Firsts for Women in Sports Journalism


Andrea Kremer is one of the most accomplished and widely respected journalists in the industry today. In 2011, she was named one of the 10 greatest female sportscasters of all time. TV Guide said Kremer is “among TV’s best sports correspondents of either sex,” and her work is “distinguished by her eagerness to calmly ask tough questions and her refusal to pursue the same old story.” A two-time Emmy award winner, Kremer is currently Chief Correspondent for the NFL Network and appears on the new show NFL 360. Kremer is also a correspondent for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.” Since 2007, she has contributed a host of critically acclaimed profiles and features to the Emmy-Award winning newsmagazine show.

She has covered more than 20 Super Bowls, the NBA Finals and All-Star Game, Major League Baseball’s All-star Game and League Championship Series, college football bowl games, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Finals, NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, U.S Olympic basketball trials, 2012 U.S. Olympic swimming trials, and the PGA Championship.

Kremer has established many firsts as a female in sports journalism. In 1984 she joined NFL Films as its first female producer, in 1989 she was the first female correspondent for ESPN, and in 2014 joined the team of “We Need To Talk”, the first ever all-female nationally televised weekly sports show on CBS Sports.

Andrea also teaches a course of her own design, “The Art of the Interview,” in the School of Journalism at Boston University’s College of Communication. In 2015, she was appointed the Andrew R. Lack Fellow at Boston University.

Follow Andrea on Twitter @Andrea_Kremer

E83: Adam Schefter – A 9/11 Story


RECORDED 9/11 – Adam is a University of Michigan grad, sports writer and NFL Insider for ESPN. In our talk I was lucky enough to have Adam share some details surrounding the powerful segment ESPN aired on the deeply personal story about his wife’s late husband Joe Maio who passed on 9/11/2001. In Adam’s own words in the ESPN production..

How can a man I never met still manage to have one the single biggest impacts on my life? It speaks to all he accomplished and the man he was. He helped deliver my son and strengthen my wife. Joseph created a life for himself and without knowing helped create one for us too.

The MUST WATCH ESPN Production of Adam’s 9/11 story can be seen here:

You can follow Adam on Twitter @AdamSchefter and Facebook/AdamSchefter

E82: SwapCast | Pardon My Take – Barstool Sports

SwapCast | Pardon My Take - Barstool Sports


Continued Conversation from the Pardon My Take Podcast

iTunes: On “Pardon My Take,” Big Cat & PFT Commenter deliver the loudest and most correct sports takes in the history of the spoken word. Daily topics, guests, and an inability to tell what the hosts might be doing will make this your new favorite sports talk show. This is a podcast that will without a doubt change your life for the better- guaranteed, or your money back. *Pretend a reggaeton air horn is going off right now*

You can follow their show on Twitter @PardonMyTake
or follow Big Cat – @BarstoolBigCat and PFT Commenter – @PFTCommenter

E81: Cabbie Richards – Mastering Unusual A-List Interviews


Cabral “Cabbie” Richards hails from Canada as the host of “Cabbie Presents” on TSN’s Sportscentre. TSN is Canada’s #1 specialty channel. Richards incorporates a unique light-hearted approach in engaging interviews with high profile athletes and  entertainers. Will Smith, Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Aaron Rodgers, JJ Watt and Drake have all appeared on “Cabbie Presents” and through those interactions, Cabbie is one of the most-beloved correspondents on television today.

His versatility extends from hosting the Red Carpet special at the ESPY Awards to corresponding during NBA Playoff coverage. “Cabbie Presents” can also be seen as special half hour shows on TSN, featuring a collection of hundreds of segments. “Cabbie Presents: The Podcast” launched in March 2012 and was named on iTunes Canada “Best of 2012” list.

Follow Cabbie on Twitter @Cabbie
Visit his website here:
Listen to his podcast here:

E80: Albert Breer – Sports Journalism, Joining MMQB, and The Twitter Hack


Albert Breer is a sports journalist and reporter for He also spent time covering the NFL for the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, the Dallas Morning News, Sporting News and NFL Network. Before beginning his professional career, Albert completed his undergraduate degree in journalism at The Ohio State University. Many recognize  him as the writer who was most often questioning Patriots coach Bill Belichick in the famous 2014 “We’re on to Cincinnati” press conference.

Follow Mike on Twitter @AlbertBreer
and read his articles here:

E79: Michael Silver – Integrity, Professional Relationships, and Belichick


Paid for opinions… Michael Silver is a sportswriter and television analyst for NFL Network and He previously worked for Sports Illustrated for over thirteen years as well as Yahoo Sports.

Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeSilver
and checkout his newsfeed on


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