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Episode 15 | Jamie Gray Hyder is the New “Bulldawg” in Blue on Law & Order: SVU
Actress and UGA grad Jamie Gray Hyder joins this episode to talk about all things UGA and what it's like to be the new bulldawg in blue on Law & Order: SVU! As the new series regular, she talks about what it's like work with Ice-T or "Uncle Ice" as she thoughtfully refers to him as and Marsika Hargitay. She also reflects on her days at UGA, being on the international sensation True Blood, and how she became the star of one of the most successful video game franchises ever - Call of Duty. As an ethnically diverse female actress, she also opens up about the sense of responsibility she feels when representing her Lebanese-American roots in the characters she plays, and she shares about the rollercoaster that being in the entertainment business can take you on, including the time when she had to file for unemployment. Oh and by the way she is not only smart, savvy, mutli-talented, and successful, she gives back by lending her star status to helping various veteran causes as well.
If you were a True Blood fan, you may remember her as the strikingly beautiful and badass werewolf Danielle on Seasons 5 and 6! For fans of hers and the show, she gives us a little insight on what it was like to be on the set and work with the infamous cast, which starred Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgård, to name a few.
You can catch the accomplished UGA graduate from the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences (with a degree in Theater & Film Studies) in her latest role as Officer Kat Azar Tamin in Law & Order: SVU.
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Episode 14 | Terry Hoage: From Elite Athlete to Wine Proprietor
Not many people get to have on their resume: National Championship, Heisman Trophy Candidate, Super Bowl Champion, and successful wine maker. But Terry Hoage is one of the rare individuals who do, and on this episode, Terry talks about how he went from winning at Sanford Stadium to making touchdowns in the wine industry in Paso Robles, CA, and also the effect covid-19 has had on the local wine industry. He also talks about his longtime relationship with Coach Dooley, who once said he had the most recruited (Herschel Walker) and the least recruited player (Terry Hoage) in the same year.
Terry is a former UGA football player, Heisman Trophy Candidate, and 1984 SEC Player of the Year. He was a member of the infamous 1980 National Championship and teammates with Herschel Walker. His NFL career spanned 13 seasons with six teams, including the New Orleans Saints (where he met his wife). As a professional athlete, he reached the pinnacle of NFL success by becoming a Super Bowl champion on the 1992 Washington Redskins team. He is now proprietor and winemaker of TH Estate Wines in Paso Robles, CA, along with his wife Jennifer. Paying homage to his alma mater and football days, he named some of his wine, “Hedges”, “The Pick”, and “The 46”.
TH Estate Wines: thestatewines.com
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Episode 13 | Spy Dawg: Espionage, Football & Music
A UGA graduate who becomes a spy and shatters cultural barriers to rise thru the ranks of the CIA to become the Deputy Director of the Counterterrorism Center, Chief of Africa Division, and Chief of CIA's iconic operational training facility.
Today's guest is someone that I met at an alumni reception in Beverly Hills years ago, and at the time he handed me a business card that stated he worked for the State Department, but I had a feeling there was more than meets than eye. And I was right! My guest today is Darrell Blocker, a former high level intelligence officer for the CIA. You could say he was the real life Jack Ryan and 007.
In his 32 years in the Intelligence Community, he rose to the rank equivalency of a 3-star general, served as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service (SIS), Chief of CIA's iconic operational training facility, Deputy Director of the Counterterrorism Center, Chief of Africa Division, and served multiple times as a Chief of Station. When he retired in October of 2018 he was the most senior black CIA officer in the Directorate of Operations.
He's now an ABC News Contributor as the go-to guy for all things North Korea, Iran, Counterterrorism, and Counterintelligence; he can also be found on set serving as a consultant to the show Condor, collaborating on several creative endeavors, and also working as Chief Operating Officer for MOSAIC, a strategic crisis management intelligence and security advisory firm.
Episode 12 | Through The Uprights: UGA’s New Walk-On Kicker on Football, Classes and Finals During Covid-19
While school is ‘remotely’ in session and spring football practice for the Bulldogs has been on hold, Josh Winnett is doing his best to keep current with life during the unprecedented pandemic. Josh is a current student and the new walk-on place kicker at UGA. Having never played a day of football before, on January 17, 2020 he bravely tried out for the UGA football team, and to his excitement he received the good news that he made the team. However, making the team does not mean that he made the roster, and it was his hope that G-Day would be his opportunity to show off his skills and officially make the team roster. However, Covid-19 unexpectedly took over the world, and spring practice and G-Day were canceled and classes were moved online.
He gives us a peak into what the team is doing to prepare during this time, which includes at-home strength training and conditioning assignments and weekly Zoom meetings. He looks forward to when the team can start practice again and have the opportunity to show off his skills on special teams.
Episode 11 | “Whattayagot, Loran?” The Legendary Voice of UGA Football
Loran Smith needs no introduction as most longtime UGA football fans will recognize his voice. It’s the voice that has been heard from the sidelines of UGA football for decades. The late legendary play-by-play commentator Larry Munson, used to pass the broadcast to Loran by asking, “Whattayagot, Loran?”
On this episode of 33N83W, he reflects on life in Athens in the 1960’s as a track star and Grady School student and his inspiration and path into broadcasting. As a Masters aficionado, he also reminisces about his impressive 50+ trips to the Master and authoring multiple books on the subject.
Having served as executive producer of the football coach's television show, packager of the game radio broadcasts, host of the Mark Richt post-game locker room show, sideline reporter during the games, and current co-host of the pre-game Tailgate Show, he has bared witness to some of the greatest moments in UGA athletics.
Loran is a man who has lived a life in service of UGA, first as a track star earning both an MVP and the title of team captain in 1960, and later as Assistant Sports Information Director, Business Manager, Executive Director of the Georgia Bulldog Club, and member of the Athletic Association Development Office.
Throughout his career he has served as editor of the printed game day program and has been a prolific author having written 17 books and penning a regular column that still appears in the Athens Banner Herald.
Episode 10 | Polina Marinova’s The Profile Is Getting Rave Reviews With Curated Content for Curious Minds
Learn from the most successful people and companies every week with Polina Marinova’s The Profile, a popular weekly newsletter that features stories and dossiers on people and companies across areas of business, entertainment, tech, sports, and more. Take for example, in a recently published dossier, The Profile highlights Kenneth Feinberg, the Master of Disaster, and his life as the man who oversees the funds that compensates victims of events such as 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, and the Boston Marathon bombings, to name a few.
Polina is the former author of Fortune Magazine’s Term Sheet, a widely-read daily newsletter on deals and dealmakers, startups and venture capitalists. She has interviewed some of the most inspirational and successful people in business, and she joins 33N83W remotely from her home office in NYC to talk about The Profile and the impact that Covid-19 has had on some of our favorite startups and businesses.