Dominic Jose interviews some of the most fascinating people in sports, business, and media. Dominic played baseball at Stanford University and received All-Conference honors while completing a degree in Communications. Dominic also played professionally for the New York Yankees organization.
Michael Thomas is a 3x Pro Football Focus All-Pro and has spent eight seasons in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, and Houston Texans. After being named the Special Teams Player of the Year in 2017, Michael was nominated to the Pro Bowl in 2018. Michael serves as the Vice President of the NFL Players' Association and is the Founder of Aldine Sports Association, a youth sports organization that focuses on community, education, & athletics in the Houston metropolitan area. In this conversation, Dominic and Michael discuss Michael's collegiate career at Stanford, his journey through the NFL, and his community initiatives off of the field.
Dominic sits down with Ozzie Smith, 15x MLB All-Star and Hall of Fame shortstop, to discuss his path to the major leagues. Ozzie, a recipient of 13 consecutive Gold Glove Awards, reflects on his playing days with the St. Louis Cardinals. Ozzie helped lead the Cardinals to three World Series, including a championship in 1982. Ozzie accumulated 2,460 hits and 580 stolen bases during his career, and won the National League Silver Slugger Award as the best-hitting shortstop in 1987. In this conversation, Dominic and Ozzie discuss switch-hitting, the importance of team chemistry for championship aspirations, and the story behind Ozzie's trademark backflip.
Sahil Bloom is a Vice President at Altamont Capital Partners, a generalist private equity firm with over $2.5 billion in capital under management, as well as a frequent contributor to CNBC. Sahil holds degrees in economics and sociology, as well as a master’s degree in public policy, all from Stanford University, where he was also a member of the Stanford Baseball Team. During his time at Stanford, Sahil helped lead the Cardinal to two NCAA Super Regional appearances, was a two-time PAC-12 All-Academic Team honoree, and twice received the Bruce Cameron Memorial Award for Excellence in Academics, Athletics, and Leadership. In this conversation, Dominic and Sahil discuss financial literacy, learning from failure, and advice for college baseball players.
Cal Quantrill, Starting Pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, drops in to discuss the road to recovery with Tommy John surgery. Cal, an All-American pitcher at Stanford University, learned the game at a young age. Paul Quantrill, Cal's father, pitched for seven different teams over a 14 year career in Major League Baseball. The motif of this exchange is centered around consistency. Repeating your mechanics, repeating your delivery, and repeating your focus are the principles discussed.
Eric Cressey, Director of Player Health and Performance for the New York Yankees, talks with Dominic about exercise science and the strategies he utilizes to produce maximal relative strength development with athletes of all ages. Eric is the President and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance and specializes in applied kinesiology and biomechanics as they relate to program design and corrective exercise. Eric serves on the advisory boards for both the International Youth Conditioning Association and Precision Nutrition, and is a baseball consultant to New Balance.
Mark Gubicza, 2x All-Star & World Series Champion, sits down with Dominic and discusses in what ways the game has changed. Mark collected over 130 Wins during his time as Starting Pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. Mark shares his thoughts on the difference between pitching in the postseason and the regular season. Mark now performs color commentary for the Los Angeles Angels on Fox Sports.
The Story Behind The Story
I recently listened to the episode with Ozzie Smith. I enjoyed hearing what life was like before he ever was in the big leagues. It was the journey that made him the player he ultimately became. If you listen, you’ll also learn the origins of the trademark backflip on the field. I highly recommend giving this podcast a listen!
Great content and great host
Dom has a way of making impressively high caliber guests feel comfortable immediately. The conversational banter and friendly atmosphere he creates allows his guests to open up and speak frankly about their experiences. No “gotcha” journalism here. Professional interviews that shine a light on some of the intricacies of their sport and real people sharing insight into who they are. Love what’s been produced so far and look forward to more!
A Must Listen For People From All Walks Of Life
Dom Father brings the heat (no pun intended) every episode in this fascinating & inspiring podcast series.
Not only do you get to hear from some of the greatest minds in sports and business, you also get insightful, practical knowledge that you can implement into your every day life.
From little leaguers to all-stars, janitors to CEOs.. No matter what your background is, I guarantee you will get some gold nuggets out of this podcast.