24 episodes

'We’re Not Blowing Hot Air' is a new podcast - powered by Oxygen Plus (O+) - that brings you sizzling hot experts on wellness and business topics and trends that are...well, sometimes misunderstood. Just like recreational oxygen. Scott Deming and Lauren Carlstrom, the co-hosts and co-producers, broadcast bi-weekly from O+'s worldwide headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, USA. Searching the globe high and low for interesting and important - yet not widely known or well understood - people and ideas, O+ hopes to elevate your everyday experience. The podcast even drops new music from burgeoning artists for an unmatchable podcast boost. Oh yeah. #OxygenPlus #WereNotBlowingHotAir

We're Not Blowing Hot Air Powered by Oxygen Plus (O+)

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'We’re Not Blowing Hot Air' is a new podcast - powered by Oxygen Plus (O+) - that brings you sizzling hot experts on wellness and business topics and trends that are...well, sometimes misunderstood. Just like recreational oxygen. Scott Deming and Lauren Carlstrom, the co-hosts and co-producers, broadcast bi-weekly from O+'s worldwide headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, USA. Searching the globe high and low for interesting and important - yet not widely known or well understood - people and ideas, O+ hopes to elevate your everyday experience. The podcast even drops new music from burgeoning artists for an unmatchable podcast boost. Oh yeah. #OxygenPlus #WereNotBlowingHotAir

    EP. 10: Winemaker & Distiller, John Taylor, Makes Tasteful Wine, Spirits & Fun with Oxygen!

    EP. 10: Winemaker & Distiller, John Taylor, Makes Tasteful Wine, Spirits & Fun with Oxygen!

    On Episode of 10, ‘We’re Not Blowing Hot Air,' we crack open bottles of amazing facts about wine and whiskey with John Taylor. John is the official Winemaker and Distiller of ‘Chankaska Creek Ranch Winery & Distillery’ located in Kasota, Minnesota. Revealing the magic and mystery of how wine and whiskey is made, John opens our eyes to the science and art of wine and spirit production – from the month they harvest to the moment you cheers. Plus, John delights us with the chemical role oxygen plays in making wine and whiskey taste so good. All this and more about how to make and drink booze like you mean it, on this episode of ‘We’re Not Blowing Hot Air.’
    Subscribe to 'We're Not Blowing Hot Air' wherever you podcast, to elevate your IQ with wellness and business stuff we explore in every episode.
    About John Taylor:

    John Taylor is Chankaska Creek Ranch Winery & Distillery’s Vice President of Alcohol Operations and the official Winemaker and Distiller. His career took several twists and turns on the road to Minnesota. A native Californian, John grew up with wine as a part of everyday life. It was not until his 21st birthday trip to Napa and a 13 year old bottle of Napa Cabernet that he considered wine as a career. After falling in love with wine chemistry and changing his major, John embarked on a number of different experiences both during his undergraduate and early career. Interning with Edna Valley Vineyards, John worked with Cool Climate grapes for 2 years while finishing his Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly Concentrating in Enology. Immediately upon graduation, he spent 3 years with E & J Gallo Winery in a number of roles and facilities learning not only the art and science of wine, but logistics and production efficiency.  Desiring to head back into a hands on winemaking role, the next 3 years were co-managing a vineyard and crafting Estate products with Ecluse Wines in Paso Robles. The next 4 years would be spent working with winemakers the likes of Randall Graham, Alison Crowe, Jim McMahon, Nathan Carlson, Jeremy Leffert, Mike Sinor, Mike Drash and so many others. John joined Chankasaka in 2018 after making wine for Crow River Winery in 2017. An integral part of the team at Chankaska makes him the right Winemaker to take them forward into the future of wine and spirits from the state he now calls home.

    LinkedIn: @John Taylor

    Chankaska Creek Ranch Winery & Distillery:
    www.chankaskawines.com
    Twitter: @chankaskawines
    Facebook: @Chankaskawines
    Instagram: @Chankaskawines

    O+ Featured Artist:
    Ledfoot Larry, ‘White Lines’

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Teaser for EP. 10: Winemaker & Distiller, John Taylor, Makes Tasteful Wine, Spirits & Fun with Oxygen!

    Teaser for EP. 10: Winemaker & Distiller, John Taylor, Makes Tasteful Wine, Spirits & Fun with Oxygen!

    Professional wine and whiskey maker, John Taylor, gives a glimpse behind what to takes to make quality alcohol products in wineries and distilleries in this cumulating year-end episode of 'We're Not Blowing Hot Air.' Don’t miss this sizzling – and educational – episode that will expand your love and understanding of wine, spirits and oxygen! Subscribe wherever you podcast – because it’s been a heck of a year, and it’s seriously time to party! 
    Subscribe to 'We're Not Blowing Hot Air' wherever you podcast, to elevate your IQ with wellness and business stuff we explore in every episode.

    • 37 sec
    Teaser for EP. 9: The Real Santa Claus, a.k.a. ‘Santa’ Ed Taylor, Wishes All A Magnanimous, Merry Christmas!

    Teaser for EP. 9: The Real Santa Claus, a.k.a. ‘Santa’ Ed Taylor, Wishes All A Magnanimous, Merry Christmas!

    On this merry episode of ‘We’re Not Blowing Hot Air,’ the real Santa Claus – a.k.a. ‘Ed Taylor’ or ‘Santa Ed’ – drops into the studio to spread his holiday cheer and share the real deal about being Santa Claus. Seen on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and all the holiday commercials where Santa actually looks like Santa, you’re about to learn the truth about how to make the holidays meaningful with the Santa portrayal artist Rob Dyrdek, Host of MTV’s ‘Ridiculousness,’ calls “the greatest Santa in the history of Santas” – all on this special holiday episode of ‘We’re Not Blowing Hot Air.’
     Subscribe to 'We're Not Blowing Hot Air' wherever you podcast if you haven’t already so you don’t get coals in your stocking! (LINK IN BIO 🔗)

    • 33 sec
    EP. 9: The Real Santa Claus, a.k.a. ‘Santa’ Ed Taylor, Wishes All A Magnanimous, Merry Christmas!

    EP. 9: The Real Santa Claus, a.k.a. ‘Santa’ Ed Taylor, Wishes All A Magnanimous, Merry Christmas!

    On Episode 9 of ‘We’re Not Blowing Hot Air,’ the real Santa Claus – who goes by ‘Ed Taylor’ or ‘Santa Ed’ – drops into the studio from the North Pole to spread his holiday cheer and share the real deal about being Santa Claus. A jolly guy with a big heart for kids of all ages, Santa Ed has more than one billion television and social media views as Santa Claus. Seen on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and all the holiday commercials where Santa actually looks like Santa, he’s known as “the greatest Santa in the history of Santas” and has me convinced, he exists! Available virtually or in-person, Santa Ed is one gift that should be on everybody’s Christmas wish list. Spark up your holiday spirit with songs and secret Santa scooties about elves and more – all on this special holiday episode of ‘We’re Not Blowing Hot Air.’

    Subscribe to 'We're Not Blowing Hot Air' wherever you podcast, to elevate your IQ with wellness and business stuff we explore in every episode.

    About Ed Taylor (“Santa Ed”):

    Hollywood’s ‘go-to’ Santa Claus, Ed Taylor – also known as ‘Santa Ed’ or ‘That Santa Guy,’ spreads the Christmas spirit on TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel, The Doctors, Steve Harvey, Ridiculousness and is featured in commercials such as Chrysler, Reddi Wip and Kohl's. Offering personal in-person or online visits, Santa Ed also makes over 100 personal appearances a year, lifting families spirits and heightening holiday parties for universities, a U.S. Embassy, Mattel Toys, Facebook, Paramount Pictures, the L.A. Lakers and Nickelodeon. Credited as ‘the greatest Santa in the history of Santas,’ by Rob Dyrdek, host of MTV’s ‘Ridiculousness,’ Ed Taylor pioneered and runs a unique Santa School and networking platform for St. Nick’s called the ‘Worldwide Santa Claus Network.’ The Conservatory is the only one of its kind, offering online training year-round to more than 4,000 Santas and Mrs. Clauses worldwide. A master marketer and portrayer of Santa Claus, Ed Taylor teaches hundreds of “Claus portrayal” artists learn how to become extraordinary at providing virtual visits for families and business. Spreading good will and heart with every online view or in-person appearance, Santa Ed feels fortunate to have his wife, Lori – who is an award-winning artist, website developer, and occasional ‘Mrs. Claus’ – on his team as he helps make Christmas moments filled with joy and memorable for many.

    "Santa" Ed Taylor websites:
    https://santaed.com/ 
    https://edtaylor.com/ 
    https://the-santa-claus-conservatory.com/ 
    https://worldwide-santa-claus-network.com/ 

    Follow "Santa" Ed Taylor:
    Instagram: @thatsantaguy | https://www.instagram.com/thatsantaguy/
    Facebook: That Santa Guy - "Santa" Ed Taylor | https://www.facebook.com/ThatSantaGuy/
    Twitter: @ThatSantaGuy1 | https://twitter.com/thatsantaguy1

    Featured Artist:
    Stacy Blue
    Song: "Christmas Star"
    Vocals/Writer/Publisher
    Little Bleu Clementine

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP. 8: Sports Marketing Game-Changer, Jason Bergman, Makes A Win-Win-Win for Players, Brands & Fans!

    EP. 8: Sports Marketing Game-Changer, Jason Bergman, Makes A Win-Win-Win for Players, Brands & Fans!

    On Episode 8 of ‘We’re Not Blowing Hot Air,’ we play the field with Jason Bergman – CEO and Co-Founder of MarketPryce, the new social media marketing company whose marketplace connects athletes and companies kinda like dating apps but nobody ever gets cat-fished or has to swipe until their fingers cramp. Considered by some, ‘The Jerry McGuire Agency of Today,’ Jason and his growing team help myriad companies – large and small – strike needle-moving endorsement deals with influential pro and college athletes. Rooted in an innovative strategy with an attractive value proposition and easy-to-use technology, MarketPryce is an accessible alternative to traditional, high-dollar, hard-to-get endorsement deals and other influencer platforms. Learn how thousands of vetted athletes from sports like football, soccer, tennis, hockey and basketball, are hooking up with brands with ease and happiness…err, the way hooking up online should be! And hear how – just months after launching MarketPryce – this cupid’s entrepreneurial matchmaking secured $3 million in seed money, and earned him a spot in ‘Forbes Next 1000’ – all on this episode of ‘We’re Not Blowing Hot Air.’
    Subscribe to 'We're Not Blowing Hot Air' wherever you podcast, to elevate your IQ with wellness and business stuff we explore in every episode.

    About Jason Bergman:
    Jason Bergman is the Co-Founder and CEO of MarketPryce, a two-sided marketplace for athlete marketing based in New York City. MarketPryce has facilitated 2,500+ deals between more than 1,500 professional and student athletes and 350+ companies after launching in January 2021. Prior to launching MarketPryce, Bergman, a veteran of the sports marketing industry, worked on both sides of the athlete marketing equation, assisting brands in finding athletes to work with as well as launching his own sports marketing agency, representing a dozen professional athletes as a sports agent.

    @_j_berg_  |  https://www.instagram.com/_j_berg_
    MarketPryce:
    https://www.marketpryce.com
    Instagram: @marketpryce | https://www.instagram.com/marketpryce/
    Twitter: @marketpryce | https://twitter.com/marketpryce
    MarketPryce Florida: https://nil.marketpryce.com 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Teaser for EP. 8: Sports Marketing Game-Changer, Jason Bergman, Makes A Win-Win-Win for Players, Brands & Fans!

    Teaser for EP. 8: Sports Marketing Game-Changer, Jason Bergman, Makes A Win-Win-Win for Players, Brands & Fans!

    Sports-lovers, fans, athletes and companies! Elevate your sports IQ with Jason Bergman, CEO and Co-Founder of MarketPryce – the dynamic new sports marketing company that’s changing how sports marketing is played, and how student athletes, brands and companies win! With aspirations to “be the biggest player in sports” and making the cut to be on the ‘Forbes Next 1000’ list of entrepreneurs, Jason and his team have an efficient, dependable playbook to connect and strike impactful pro and athlete sponsorship deals. 

    Subscribe to 'We’re Not Blowing Hot Air' wherever you podcast – so you don’t miss this entrepreneurial episode where we explore how sports, tech and strategy are helping the world of sports marketing go further. 

    About Jason Bergman:
    Jason Bergman is the Co-Founder and CEO of MarketPryce, a two-sided marketplace for athlete marketing based in New York City. MarketPryce has facilitated 2,500+ deals between more than 1,500 professional and student athletes and 350+ companies after launching in January 2021. Prior to launching MarketPryce, Bergman, a veteran of the sports marketing industry, worked on both sides of the athlete marketing equation, assisting brands in finding athletes to work with as well as launching his own sports marketing agency, representing a dozen professional athletes as a sports agent.

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