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Home of TWO terrific podcasts:
1) PAINLESS PODCAST Connect with Interesting people, jobs and places to work in and around sports, events, start-ups and cause marketing world. Featuring Painless Networking (https://www.Painless.Network) members, hosted by Chris Hartweg.

2) THE FADEAWAY WITH DEON & ERIC Join former Illinois Fighting Illini basketball star Deon Thomas and Xfinity Game of the Week reporter Eric Schmidt for their podcast focusing on the Illini, hoops, and life.

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    THE FADEAWAY 18 - Will Leitch

    THE FADEAWAY 18 - Will Leitch

    The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt - Episode 18
    Will Leitch, MLB.com, New York Magazine and much more

    Deon and Eric go to the post with Will Leitch, prolific author and columnist for MLB.com, New York Magazine, and many more. We learn how Will started Deadspin, why he left, and how his roots growing up in Central Illinois and attending the University of Illinois helped shape his writing interests.

    The FadeAway is hosted by Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt. Deon currently does television studio work for the Big Ten Network and radio color analysis during Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball games. Eric can be seen on the Comcast “Game of the Week,” and other sports and entertainment segments, for Comcast in Chicago.

    Keep in touch with the FadeAway on the following social media channels:
    Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheFadeAwayDeonEric
    Twitter – www.twitter.com/TheFadeAwayChi
    Instagram – www.instagram.com/thefadeawaychi

    In this episode, we also hear music from Marty Casey’s debut solo album, “The Ground You Walk On,” available now on iTunes at www.smarturl.it/MartyCasey. You can also find it on Spotify, Amazon Music and Google Play.

    And big thanks to Chris Hartweg and Painless Networking for making us a part of the Painless Podcast Network! Visit www.painless.network to activate your FREE account profile and #GetConnected TODAY!

    • 51 min
    Ep 53: FK Day (SRAM + WBR) & Carey Pinkowski (BofA Chicago Marathon) LIVE Panel

    Ep 53: FK Day (SRAM + WBR) & Carey Pinkowski (BofA Chicago Marathon) LIVE Panel

    Painless Podcast episode 53:
    FK Day (Co-Founder SRAM & World Bicycle Relief)
    Carey Pinkowski (Exec. Race Director, Bank of America Chicago Marathon)

    Hear from two of the best in their fields – FK Day and Carey Pinkowski.

    FK helped launch SRAM, now the global leader in high-end bike components, surviving multiple failures. In Dec 2004 on holiday he was struck with the need for access to simple transportation in developing countries. But he didn’t want to just throw money at the problem. Nor did he want to just throw bikes at the problem either.

    Carey Pinkowski was charged with saving the Chicago Marathon in the early 1990’s. By always listening, asking questions, being out in the community with a simple goal of improving every day, he gained the trust of runners and city officials alike to springboard the Marathon to one of the world’s best race day experiences.

    Both FK and Carey share stories of how they listen to their consumers and empower them to make their own lives better.

    Upcoming WBR Event Info:
    Learn more and register here: https://worldbicyclerelief.org/en/event/2018-africa-in-motion-chicago/.

    WBR also could use a few more volunteers at the event. If interested, email info@worldbicyclerelief.org.

    Africa in Motion – Chicago
    • Date: Thursday, November 8
    • Time: VIP Party 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Evening of Impact 6:30pm – 9:30pm
    • Location: 1328 W. Randolph St. – West Loop

    View an amazing video about the work WBR does here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXQQiFRhFYg

    Connect with WBR here:
    • worldbicyclerelief.org
    • Facebook: www.facebook.com/worldbicyclerelief
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/world-bicycle-relief
    • Twitter: @PowerOfBicycles (SRAM is @SRAMRoad)
    • Instagram: @worldbicyclerelief

    Connect with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon here:
    • chicagomarathon.com
    • Facebook: www.facebook.com/chicagomarathon
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chicago-event-management/
    • Twitter & Instagram: @ChiMarathon

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    About the Painless Podcast: Get to know interesting people, jobs and places to work in and around sports, events, start-ups and cause marketing world. Hosted by Chris Hartweg (@chartweg). Focusing on how and why they landed where they are and the role of mentoring and networking to get there.

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    • 59 min
    THE FADEAWAY 17 - Dee Brown

    THE FADEAWAY 17 - Dee Brown

    The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt - Episode 17
    Dee Brown, Illini Basketball Legend

    The “Human Fast Break” on the 2005 Fighting Illini Final Four Team…Dee Brown was Illinois’ Mr. Basketball and McDonald’s All American his senior year at Proviso East HS. Then, in that magical 2005 season, he was a consensus All-American who earned the Sporting News National Player of the Year award.

    Dee jumps on the FadeAway to share his thoughts on what’s most important to him in basketball. He also tells Deon and Eric about how many of those key players wound up together, what he learned by playing professionally, and what he’s currently up to.

    The FadeAway is hosted by Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt. Deon currently does television studio work for the Big Ten Network and radio color analysis during Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball games. Eric can be seen on the Comcast “Game of the Week,” and other sports and entertainment segments, for Comcast in Chicago.

    Keep in touch with the FadeAway on the following social media channels:
    Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheFadeAwayDeonEric
    Twitter – www.twitter.com/TheFadeAwayChi
    Instagram – www.instagram.com/thefadeawaychi

    In this episode, we also hear music from Marty Casey’s debut solo album, “The Ground You Walk On,” available now on iTunes at www.smarturl.it/MartyCasey. You can also find it on Spotify, Amazon Music and Google Play.

    And big thanks to Chris Hartweg and Painless Networking for making us a part of the Painless Podcast Network! Visit www.painless.network to activate your FREE account profile and #GetConnected TODAY!

    • 41 min
    THE FADEAWAY 16 - Dana Howard

    THE FADEAWAY 16 - Dana Howard

    The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt - Episode 16
    Dana Howard, 2018 HOF Inductee - College Football & Fighting Illini, 1994 Butkus Award Winner

    As the Dean of “Linebacker U”, former Illini Dana Howard still holds the Big Ten record for tackles. Howard still has the swagger of the NFL player he became, and jumps on the FadeAway to talk about today’s Fighting Illini team, his thoughts on being inducted into two Halls of Fame this year and shares some stories about his time on campus.

    The FadeAway is hosted by Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt. Deon currently does television studio work for the Big Ten Network and radio color analysis during Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball games. Eric can be seen on the Comcast “Game of the Week,” and other sports and entertainment segments, for Comcast in Chicago.

    Keep in touch with the FadeAway on the following social media channels:
    Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheFadeAwayDeonEric
    Twitter – www.twitter.com/TheFadeAwayChi
    Instagram – www.instagram.com/thefadeawaychi

    In this episode, we also hear from Marty Casey’s debut solo album, “The Ground You Walk On,” available now on iTunes at www.smarturl.it/MartyCasey. You can also find it on Spotify, Amazon Music and Google Play.

    And big thanks to Chris Hartweg and Painless Networking for making us a part of the Painless Podcast Network! Visit www.painless.network to activate your FREE account profile and #GetConnected TODAY!

    • 48 min
    THE FADEAWAY 15 - Leron Black

    THE FADEAWAY 15 - Leron Black

    The FadeAway with Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt - Episode 15
    Leron Black, Fighting Illini Basketball 2017-18 All-Big Ten

    Leron Black lead the Fighting Illini basketball team in scoring during the 2017-18 season and was named Homorable Mention All-Big Ten (coaches and media). But this past spring, with a year of eligibility left but a degree already in hand, Leron made the decision to turn pro.

    Deon and Eric talk to Leron about how he came to that decision, what he’s looking forward to -- and scared of -- heading to Israel for the next stop on his basketball journey, and how he feels he matured over his time in Champaign.

    The FadeAway is hosted by Deon Thomas and Eric Schmidt. Deon currently does television studio work for the Big Ten Network and radio color analysis during Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball games. Eric can be seen on the Comcast “Game of the Week,” and other sports and entertainment segments, for Comcast in Chicago.

    Keep in touch with the FadeAway on the following social media channels:
    Facebook – www.facebook.com/TheFadeAwayDeonEric
    Twitter – www.twitter.com/TheFadeAwayChi
    Instagram – www.instagram.com/thefadeawaychi

    In this episode, we also hear from Marty Casey’s debut solo album, “The Ground You Walk On,” available now on iTunes at www.smarturl.it/MartyCasey. You can also find it on Spotify, Amazon Music and Google Play.

    And big thanks to Chris Hartweg and Painless Networking for making us a part of the Painless Podcast Network! Visit www.painless.network to activate your FREE account profile and #GetConnected TODAY!

    • 35 min
    Ep 52: Julia Millon & Jane Obringer (Northwestern & Learfield)

    Ep 52: Julia Millon & Jane Obringer (Northwestern & Learfield)

    Painless Podcast episode 52:
    Julia Millon (Program Coordinator, Principal Gifts, Northwestern University)
    Jane Obringer (Manager, Partnership Solutions, Learfield)

    Meet Jane and Julia, two recent Northwestern Masters in Sports Administration students who give us a perspective on why they chose a sports-focused masters, how they chose Northwestern and how they juggle full-time jobs, classes, volunteering and other ways of giving back.

    This is conversation 4 of 4 from the Northwestern University Masters in Sports Administration’s “Facilities of the Future Symposium.” Special thanks to Jane, Julia and Doug Bakker for all their help making these episodes happen.

    Connect with the NU MSA program here:
    • https://sps.northwestern.edu/masters/sports-administration/
    • Twitter = @NUSportsBiz

    To connect with Julia:
    • Email: julia.millon@northwestern.edu
    • Twitter: @juliamillon14
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-millon14/

    To connect with Jane:
    • Email: jobringer@learfield.com
    • Twitter: @janiepie35
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janeobringer/

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    About the Painless Podcast: Get to know interesting people, jobs and places to work in and around sports, events, start-ups and cause marketing world. Hosted by Chris Hartweg (@chartweg). Focusing on how and why they landed where they are and the role of mentoring and networking to get there.

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    • 20 min

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