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The From Pretender To Contender Podcast stars standup comedian Joe Matarese (from Americas Got Talent, Howard Stern, and 2 comedy Specials on Amazon Prime) and Mike Kunda (subject of the Pretender documentary, and owner of the Yo Philly Rocky Film Tour In Philadelphia). Every week on the show they will be comedically discussing there lives and careers and how they went from pretenders to contenders as well as interview inspiring guests that did the same with their lives. Mike also has an on going friendship with Sylvester Stallone and gets a ton of his Rocky knowledge from him and will be sharing that knowledge with the podcast audience. As Sly himself says "Mike is the #1 Rocky interpreter in the world." Laugh and get inspired every week while you listen to the From Pretender To Contender podcast.

From Pretender To Contende‪r‬ Joe Matarese and Mike Kunda

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.1 • 7 Ratings

The From Pretender To Contender Podcast stars standup comedian Joe Matarese (from Americas Got Talent, Howard Stern, and 2 comedy Specials on Amazon Prime) and Mike Kunda (subject of the Pretender documentary, and owner of the Yo Philly Rocky Film Tour In Philadelphia). Every week on the show they will be comedically discussing there lives and careers and how they went from pretenders to contenders as well as interview inspiring guests that did the same with their lives. Mike also has an on going friendship with Sylvester Stallone and gets a ton of his Rocky knowledge from him and will be sharing that knowledge with the podcast audience. As Sly himself says "Mike is the #1 Rocky interpreter in the world." Laugh and get inspired every week while you listen to the From Pretender To Contender podcast.

    From Pretender To Contender - Ep #7

    From Pretender To Contender - Ep #7

    On todays show we interview screen writer Stacey Burek, who wrote the script "Adrienne Balboa."

    For all Joe and Mikes links click on their Linktree's below.

    https://linktr.ee/TheJoematarese​ https://Linktr.ee/MikeKunda​ https://Facebook.com/FromPretenderToContender

    To support our completely crowd funded show join our Patreon and also get some really cool perks. https://Patreon.com/FromPretendertoContender

    • 1 hr 21 min
    From Pretender To Contender - Ep #6

    From Pretender To Contender - Ep #6

    Todays show is a a mixture of things from discussing the script that's being adapted into a a web series and a lot more.

    For all Joe and Mikes links click on their Linktree's below.

    To interact with the show and all the other people watching and listening like their Facebook page below.

    https://linktr.ee/TheJoematarese

    https://Linktr.ee/MikeKunda

    https://Facebook.com/FromPretenderToContender

    • 46 min
    From Pretender To Contender Ep #5 - A Podcast Fan Fulfills His Dream

    From Pretender To Contender Ep #5 - A Podcast Fan Fulfills His Dream

    Joe And Mike let podcast super fan Anthony Raimondo from Toronto Canada interview them for this episode of From Pretender To Contender.

    For more episode links all are social media outlets and everything Mike and I are doing go to https://Linktr.ee/TheJoeMatarese​ or https://Linktr.ee/MikeKunda​ To subscribe to our Patreon and gain access to way more from us go to https://Patreon.com/From​ PretenderToContender.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    From Pretender To Contender Ep #4 - John Rivoli

    From Pretender To Contender Ep #4 - John Rivoli

    EPISODE 4 In this episode we talk with John Rivoli, master artist and owner of Icons In Art. John has dedicated his life to his paintings, especially the Rocky ones that tell a story with every brush stroke. Joe and Mike discuss Mike's fear of performing on Valentines Day, and their inspiring take aways from John's interview. Keep punching. 

    Links For Us - https://Linktr.ee/TheJoeMatarese
    https://Linktr.ee/MikeKunda
    https://Patreon.com/FromPretenderToContender
    https://iconsinart.com

    • 2 hr 5 min
    From Pretender To Contender - Ep #3

    From Pretender To Contender - Ep #3

    On Ep #3 Mike and Joe get really personal with what Rocky moment they each connect with the most, and they also give some great motivational life tips as well. 

    To Join Our Patreon and gets some really cool perks including a Virtual Yo Philly Rocky Film Tour with Mike and Joe go to https://Patreon.com/FromPretenderToCo​ntender

    For everything Mikes Kunda's doing go to https://linktr.ee/mikekunda​
    For Everything Joe's doing go to https://Linktr.ee/thejoematarese​

    • 1 hr 14 min
    From Pretender To Contender Ep #2

    From Pretender To Contender Ep #2

    We get very honest on this episode and really slam ourselves for a crappy start 1/2 way through the episode. The good news is that's when the show gets a lot better. Enjoy!

    To Join Our Patreon and gets some really cool perks including a Virtual Yo Philly Rocky Film Tour with Mike and Joe go to https://Patreon.com/FromPretenderToCo... For everything Mikes Kunda's doing go to https://linktr.ee/mikekunda For Everything Joe's doing go to https://Linktr.ee/thejoematarese

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Clerks 1 ,

From pretender to contender

Awesome

TheRealWebGuy1 ,

Every Champion Podcast was once a Contender

Every Champion Podcast was once a Contender that refused to give up. This is Easily going to be my new favorite podcast. Mike and Joe are hysterical. Big arms can move rocks, but big words can move mountains. Keep up the great work boys!

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