John and Jay discuss topics that affect everyone's daily life and don't have black or white answers. By interviewing subject matter experts, they hope to gain a better perspective, while also educating themselves and the audience. At the end of the day, they hope everyone walks away knowing more than they did when the conversation began. Episodes will be released every other Tuesday.
Bonus Episode: 10 Rounds with 3-Time Light Heavyweight Champion "Bad" Chad Dawson
John and Jay sat down with 3-time champion boxer, "Bad" Chad Dawson. He talks about the new Triad series that pins Boxers against MMA fighters is a triangle ring. The latest series, Triller Triad II consists of 8 boxers vs. 8 MMA fighters and looks to adopt rules from both sports, with the shape of the ring forcing less movement and more engagement.
We discuss the politics of boxing, who the greatest pound for pound fighters were, some CT boxing history and talk about his 95 amateur fights and 43 professional fights.
Chad discusses the "family business" of boxing, whether he'd support his children if they decided to pursue a career is boxing and his plans once he hangs up the gloves. Great conversation with a humble man.
Beyond the Crown: A Conversation with Motivational Speaker, Life Coach and Miss America Finalist Gabriela Taveras
John and Jay sit down with Gabriela Taveras, the Co-Founder and President of Equal Pay Group, an organization that provides compensation analysis for organizations to determine pay gaps and strategies to restructure compensation programs.
In addition, she discusses growing up in Lawrence, MA, becoming the first black Miss Massachusetts and being a top 5 finisher of Miss America.
She talks about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Black Lives Matter and Critical Race Theory, but also how those movements and curriculum have become very black and white and how important the grey is now more than ever.
We had a really great time speaking with Gabby and getting her perspective on so many different topics and feel this was a fantastic way to end our first season.
Spiritual Journey Discussion with Adventurer and Motivational Speaker Michael Rosenberg
John and Jay have the opportunity to speak with childhood friend Michael Rosenberg, who decided a year ago to make a leap of faith, quit his corporate job, and take to the road on his spiritual journey.
He talks about his studies, experiences, and the power of Synchronicity. He also explains how he made the decision to finally follow his dream, claiming there are no coincidences and how he "burned the boat." Another great conversation with powerful words but also light-hearted laughs.
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Virtual "Ride Along" with Retired Sgt. Robert McCarthy
John and Jay sit down and have an in-depth conversation with retired Sgt. Robert McCarthy of the MA State Police K-9 unit. They tackle the tough topics of defunding the police, Black Lives Matter and the current landscape of the country and their views of law enforcement.
Bob gives us a front row seat on how he became a police officer, getting into the K-9 unit and training his dogs to detect drugs. He shares his experiences during the BLM protests in Boston and thoughts on the actions committed on January 6th, 2021.
He proposed some questions to us and our experiences and we all agreed more of this needs to happen in the world.
Confessions of a Former Gay Poster Boy with Pageant Winner and Coach Rocky Graziano
John and Jay speak with Rocky Graziano, a lifelong resident of Massachusetts and self-proclaimed former gay poster boy of New England.
He talks about winning pageants since 1994, working on Miss Boston Scholarship Organization and being a current board member and treasurer for the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Foundation.
He gets into growing up in East Boston and attending Catholic school, when he knew he was gay, and tells a lot of hilarious stories.
Follow him on Instagram @rockygraz23
The Life of an Artist with Emmy Award Winning Eric Schrader
John and Jay speak with former classmate and two-time Emmy award winning artist Eric Michael Schrader.
Topics include inspiration for film and music, growing up in CT, the decision to move to L.A. and how Eric got his breaks in the Television and music video industry.
He talks about his production company Interesting Human Media and the 2 documentaries he was involved with, discusses past bands and his current music project and how social media has created "keyboard warriors." This was a real treat to be involved with such an accomplished person and how he sees himself continue to grow. Eric is a true inspiration and we truly enjoyed our time with him.
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