Season 1

May 31, 2022

Sports Villains: Part Two

Sports is always more interesting when great villains enter the picture. Father & son hosts, Mark & Chris Hochgesang, team up to …

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May 19, 2022

Meeting in the Middle: Verbal Jiu Jitsu

Leo Wang & Chris Hochgesang are the guest co-hosts on this week's Heavy Hitter Sports show. They use the forum to soft launch the…

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April 21, 2022

Sports Villains: Part One

Sports is always more interesting when great villains enter the picture. Father & son hosts, Mark & Chris Hochgesang, team up to …

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April 18, 2022

Kanga Cairns: Surfing Icon

Ian 'Kanga' Cairns is the greatest big wave rider in surfing history. He was inducted in the surfing Hall of Fame in 2010 after w…

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March 31, 2022

Brian Bushway: Blind Sports Visionary

Brian Bushway's intense love affair with sports & movement only intensified after he lost his sight at 14. His dream is to create…

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March 15, 2022

Harold Jensen: Secret Weapon

Celebrate one of the most magical moments in college basketball history with Harold Jensen. The unlikely hero sparked his Villan…

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March 8, 2022

Brandi Heather: Return to Play

Brandi Heather, an award winning disability & inclusion educator, therapeutic play specialist and author, explains how we can all…

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March 2, 2022

High Voltage Sports AC/DC Style

AC/DC's classic tunes amplify the top ten timely sport grievances of host Mark Hochgesang.

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Feb. 28, 2022

Sports Sponsorship Secrets: Ken Ungar

Ken Ungar, the founder and president of CHARGE, shares what it takes to develop a successful partnership between sponsors & prope…

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Feb. 22, 2022

Jim Stroesser: Brand Builder (Part 2)

After concluding an amazing corporate career at Nike, Oakley and Converse, Jim Stroesser creates his own California centric sport…

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Feb. 16, 2022

Jim Stroesser: Turnaround Artist

Jim Stroesser, founder of Cali Strong, was a transformative leader at Nike, Oakley, Quicksilver, Ralph Lauren and LA Gear. But it…

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Feb. 3, 2022

Dr. Jim Afremow: The Leader's Mind

Renowned sports psychologist Dr. Jim Afremow joins the Heavy Hitter Sports show. Jim helps athletes attain peak performance. He’s…

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Jan. 18, 2022

Women's Sports Champion: Catherine Beldotti Donlan

Guest Catherine Beldotti Donlan shares insights from her general management and sales executive career with some of the most grou…

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Jan. 13, 2022

Rudy Manival: Product Guru

Guest Rudy Manival provides an insider's look into the Nike product development world. He spent 23 years with the company leading…

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Jan. 5, 2022

Worst Sports Moments of 2021

Host Mark Hochgesang showcases the worst sports moments of 2021. Time Stamped Show Notes 00: Intro 2:02: Costly Beer Tab 2:44: Sp…

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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 grieva…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. 'Coa…

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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…

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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 …

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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 criti…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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 exe…

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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? T…

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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 t…

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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 …

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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 pand…

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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 histo…

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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. Lear…

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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, Woo…

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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 pivota…

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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 …

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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 ar…

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