Episodes

Dec. 23, 2021

Best Sports Moments of 2021

Host Mark Hochgesang celebrates the top ten sports moments of 2021. And he wraps by sharing his personal Festivus inspired grievance. Cheers to Giannis, Shohei, Simone, Buster, Allyson and Tom Terrific! Boo NCAA & Congress! E...

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Nov. 22, 2021

Star-Spangled Sports Moment

Host Mark Hochgesang spotlights the inspiring New York Islander fan sing along of The Star-Spangled Banner during the opening of the brand new UBS arena on Saturday November 20. Enjoy! Check out the video of the event: https...

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Nov. 9, 2021

Youth Sports Champion: Natalie Hummel

Natalie Hummel, co-founder of every kid sports, and Mark agree that every child should be allowed to play sports. Sadly, that's a reality for only 22% of low-income kids. Natalie's non-profit is making a positive impact by pa...

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Nov. 3, 2021

Sports Changemaker: Kate Delhagen

Host Mark Hochgesang speaks with Kate Delhagen. Kate is the founder of Oregon Sports Angels and a former Nike colleague of Mark's. Topics range from Jesse Owens, Billie Jean King and Mark Cuban to business start-up investing,...

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Oct. 20, 2021

Unsung Hero: Coach Ballgame

Coaching can make all the difference to young athletes. Host Mark Hochgesang speaks with baseball's unsung hero, James Lowe. 'Coach Ballgame' teaches baseball year-round to 4 to 12 year old boys and girls. His wacky, but high...

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Sept. 29, 2021

Baseball Science for All: Adjust to Advance

Guest Linda Wawrzyniak shares key findings from her brand-new book Million-Dollar Adjustments. In the conversation with host Mark Hochgesang, Linda shows how minor adjustments can make a major impact in sports, business and p...

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Sept. 17, 2021

USC Football Emergency Podcast: Part 2

In part 2 of their emergency podcast host Mark Hochgesang and his son Chris present their final picks for who they think should replace Clay Helton at the helm of USC football. But Mark and Chris shift gears in this …

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Sept. 15, 2021

USC Football Emergency Podcast: Part 1

My son Chris and I analyze the recent firing of USC football head coach Clay Helton. As Trojan alums and die-hards, we then critique the chief coaching options on the horizon. Hope is on the way. Fight On! Mark's LinkedIn …

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Sept. 3, 2021

John Fogerty: Centerfield

Looking for a dose of pure musical energy as the sports year heats up? Host Mark Hochgesang breaks down the greatest sports rock song of all-time...John Fogerty's Centerfield. John's resilient career is outlined and the hidde...

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July 29, 2021

Lori Emerick: Leadership Multiplier

Today’s guest is Lori Emerick and our focus is on leadership and how to maximize performance & engagement amongst those we manage. Lori is a talented human resources executive who previously worked for Nike, Intel & Boeing. ...

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July 22, 2021

Susanne Mueller: Peak Performer

Enjoy today's talk with Susanne Mueller, renowned business coach, 26 time marathoner, triathlete and fellow podcaster. We discuss the value of diversity, respecting cultural differences, the importance of training and hard w...

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June 24, 2021

Search Secrets Unveiled

Today's workplace is more turbulent than ever. With the help of renowned recruiter Eric Raynard, we unveil the secrets of the executive search world so that "you can be ready when the moment comes." Learn how to more effectiv...

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June 18, 2021

Pre: The Legend Lives On

No US runner has had the last impact of Steve Prefontaine. What makes Pre so memorable? Why do runners still revere this rebel? Tune it to find out. Time-Stamped Show Notes: 0.06 - Show Intro 0:29 - Episode Intro 1:34 …

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May 27, 2021

Bob & TC Chillemi: Those Things Which Hurt, Instruct

Retired adidas sales executive Bob Chillemi shares the heart-breaking story of his beloved son TC who lost his life to drugs at the age of 24. Bob offers advice to teens and parents alike on how best to avoid addiction. …

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May 18, 2021

Zach Banner: Big Man, Bigger Heart

Zach Banner, starting offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers, shares thoughts on his family, his Jewish community allyship and his injury recovery. He discusses the thrilling USC Rose Bowl victory, his friendship with f...

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May 11, 2021

Captain America: David Gelfand

22 year-old US National Paralympic Swim Team member David Gelfand shares his inspirational story. He discusses his elongated pandemic driven stay in the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, his hopes for Tokyo and ...

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April 27, 2021

Best Sports Movie Awards

Inspiration comes from multiple sources, including great sports films. Enjoy this episode honoring the best in sports movie history. Renowned actors, directors and composers will be recognized. But we'll also have fun with no...

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April 18, 2021

Jackie Robinson: The Chosen One

Jackie Robinson changed baseball and the world for the better when he broke the sport's long-standing color barrier in 1947. Learn about the 10 game-changing 'choices' made by Jackie and his most important allies. Enjoy list...

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April 8, 2021

Biggest Mistakes in Sports History

The top twenty biggest blunders in sports are highlighted. What do Billy Buckner, Pete Carroll, Zinedine Zidane, Greg Norman, Woody Hayes and Chris Webber have in common? They stumbled when it mattered most. Those caught in t...

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March 24, 2021

Jake Olson (Part Two)

Up close and personal with Jake Olson, the first blind athlete to play college football. Jake shares his memories of three pivotal games from his amazing career at USC. He also speaks of his love for golf and his faithful …

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March 22, 2021

Jake Olson (Part One)

Jake shares his battle with cancer that ultimately leads to his total blindness. Undeterred, Jake excels in the classroom and on the field in high school. Ultimately, he gains admittance to USC, his dream school that had prev...

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March 19, 2021

Jim Morris, The Rookie

Jim Morris candidly shares his remarkable journey to become the second oldest rookie in Major League history. Riddled by nine arm or shoulder surgeries, this high school science teacher & baseball coach from west Texas perse...

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