Zach Thompson, a 3x wrestling state placer at St. Edward’s High School in Lakewood, Ohio, a 4 year college starter, and 12th on the all time win list at Iowa State University. He comes on the podcast to discuss not starting wrestling until 8th grade, his reaction losing to Jeff Knupp in the 1994 dual meet with Walsh Jesuit, training with Joe Heskett and Cael Sanderson, what drove him to keep wrestling and the impact his teammates/coaching staff’s had on him.
Freddie Roach is a hall of fame boxing trainer and former professional boxer. He is a 7 time trainer of the year and has trained over 40 world champions and made over 30 champions.
Steve Sisolak has lived in Nevada for over 40 years, where he raised his two daughters and built his business. Steve served on the Nevada Board of Regents for ten years, followed by nine years on the Clark County Commission, where he served as Chairman. Steve will be sworn in as Governor of Nevada on Jan. 7, 2019.
MATT WARBURTON – Matt recently wrapped as Executive Producer and Showrunner of THE MINDY PROJECT for Hulu. Currently, Matt is working on the upcoming Hulu show FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL as an Executive Producer. Prior to this, Matt was a Consulting Producer on COMMUNITY after having worked on THE SIMPSONS for 11 seasons. Matt has won an Emmy for his work on the show, He is a graduate of Harvard and was president of The Lampoon.
Chef Jonathon Sawyer is a proud Clevelander and owner of restaurants The Greenhouse Tavern, Noodlecat, and Trentina. Jonathon is a James Beard award winner and has made appearances on The Chew, Iron Chef America, Dinner Impossible, Chopped, Best Thing I Ever Ate, Unique Eats, and Cleveland Hustle.
Moriah Hunter known as the “Seeing Eye Brunette” is a farmer, mother, and wife. She comes on the podcast to discuss getting introduced into wranglin cattle by her husband who only has 20% of his vision, how her business has changed since the pandemic, being a FARMLEBRITY, how rural Kentucky where she lives is becoming not so rural, and my suggestion of “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton is a perfect song.
The Savvy Truth is a proud Deplorable Rodeo Christian that is Pro-God, Pro-America, Pro-Constitution, Pro-2A, and Pro-Life. She comes on the podcast to discuss dealing with hatred she has experienced on social media, how her family has taught her to critically think, and why it is “One Nation Under God.”
Robert Hatta, Standford and St. Ed’s alumni comes on the podcast to discuss raising millions of dollars to keep Stanford wrestling, the roles ballet and judo played into his wrestling, what made St. Ed’s so successful, watching his brother Ben win a state title, and what it means to see his father Tadaaki return to Tokyo for the Olympics this year.
Damon Williams comes on the podcast to discuss wrestling at north Akron, playing both football/wrestling, choosing Walsh Jesuit to attend high school, how practicing with Markus Mollica taught him to be more professional, what made Bill Barger so special and the classic rivalry between St. Ed’s/Walsh.
Sophia Fisher is a human rights advocate, political activist, and founder of the Stop the Demand Project, a campaign dedicated to combating human trafficking through educational content. On the podcast she discusses her upbringing, human trafficking occurring in every zip code across America, the USA being the number one country driving demand, how the porn industry plays a role, the human genocide of the Uyghur people in China and why Cleveland, Ohio is the “World’s Best Kept Secret.”
Meteorologist and reporter April Moss comes on the podcast to discuss announcing on air during the weather report she would be sitting down with James O’Keefe at Project Veritas, communicating with CBS 62 News how the network was discriminating against her, getting the call from her boss, traveling to Arizona this weekend to speak with Kari Lake, and if people were not so fearful these corporations would not be able to trample both our medical freedom and rights under the Constitution.
Tadaaki Hatta has 3x black belts, a NCAA Wrestling Champion, 8x Olympic Wrestling coach, rugby coach, sculptor, artist, author, father, husband and much more. He comes on the podcast to discuss going to Tokyo this summer to coach in the 2021 Olympics, what it was like coaching his sons at St. Ed’s, the Walsh/Ed’s rivalry, his father introducing wrestling in Japan in 1929 with the intention to benefit judo, and if you repeat something a minimum of 28 times it will become automatic.
Justine Murray, booking producer of One America News Network comes on the podcast to discuss blasting “censorship and entitlement” on stage competing for the Miss New Jersey beauty pageant, how in college was part of a campus reform promoting “free speech,” the death threats, intimidation she experienced, her upbringing and what it is like having Chanel Rion and others as mentors at OAN.
Adam Plouse was a runner-up, 2x state wrestling champion from Walsh Jesuit high school. He comes on the podcast to discuss wrestling in north Akron, the classic Walsh/St. Ed’s rivalry, thriving off the crowds booing him, who he thinks would have won between Jimmy Johnson and Clint Musser, his time at Ohio State and the pending lawsuit with the university involving Dr. Richard Strauss.