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Railbird’s Nest #17: Tom Valentino was a Journalist

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Tom Valentino (@1TomValentino) from The Nail in the Coffin Podcast (@TheNailPodcast) flies by to answer one question; Where do ex-journalists go to die? Okay. That’s a little dark. Really, what do they do professionally when they’re out of the public eye. We talked about Tom’s travels through the newspaper business, andContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #17: Tom Valentino was a Journalist”

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Railbird’s Nest #16: Stephen Thomas in a Vegas Hotel Room

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Stephen Thomas (@15Stephen15) calls the nest from his den of sin in Las Vegas to tell really great stories. He didn’t actually get to those, though. Stephen and I talked about working with your hero (here’s looking at you, Rick Overton), great comedy clubs (strong words for the Columbus Funny BoneContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #16: Stephen Thomas in a Vegas Hotel Room”

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Railbird’s Nest #15: Vince Guerrieri and Cleveland Football Franchise Moves

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Vince Guerrieri (@vinceguerrieri) flies by the nest because the St. Louis Rams move to Los Angeles sparked a conversation about the circumstances that led the Cleveland Rams to move to the very same city 70 years prior. We talk about the NFL politics that led to two different instances of NFLContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #15: Vince Guerrieri and Cleveland Football Franchise Moves”

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Railbird’s Nest #13: Bob McDonald and Cleveland State Athletics

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Today, Bob McDonald (@BobMcDonald) stopped by the nest to talk about Cleveland State University Athletics. We hit Cleveland history, the current student body, what it’s like covering sports for CSU in a landscape that largely ignores local collegiate athletics, and find out that Bob may have authored the best website inContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #13: Bob McDonald and Cleveland State Athletics”

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Railbird’s Nest #12: Allan Fee on Radio and Civil Strife

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS    Allan Fee (@AllanFee) finishes off 2015 with a call to Railbird’s Nest to talk about fun things, but we ended up talking about serious things. Things went from some inside-radio talk, through a few quick football ideas, to a long conversation about Tamir Rice, protests, and the civil establishment inContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #12: Allan Fee on Radio and Civil Strife”

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Railbird’s Nest #11: Tammy Colson and DisruptHR

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Tammy Colson (@TLColson) calls in to peal back the curtain on Human Resources. It turns out, not all HR people are evil. Who knew? We talk in depth about how and what HR means, and some of the ways to harness the power of outside the box thinking. DisruptHR (@Disrupt_HR) isContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #11: Tammy Colson and DisruptHR”

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Railbird’s Nest #10: Josh Womack and Laugh Staff

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Josh Womack (@JoshuaWomack82) calls the podcast to talk about stand-up comedy, Laugh Staff (@LaughStaff), his new gig copy writing at Progressive Insurance (@Progressive). (I made a big deal in the intro about Josh telling us where he works later in the show, but why keep that a secret if I can promote thatContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #10: Josh Womack and Laugh Staff”

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Railbird’s Nest #8: Ken Carman Has a Past

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  It finally happened. Ken Carman (@KenCarman) called the studio1My basement. and took me to school. We talked about his current gig – the morning festivities at 92.3 the Fan – his past gigs – the Hellride on the Fan, some station in Akron no one ever listened to, the Akron RubberducksContinue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #8: Ken Carman Has a Past”

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Railbird’s Nest #7: Hayden Grove and The Leap

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Scout’s Hayden Grove (@H_Grove) gets on the Skype machine to talk about his journey through Cleveland’s media landscape, from his time at Ohio State to his current gig at Scout. When we started the podcast, I really thought we’d hit a few media topics, then start talking about Cleveland sports news.Continue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #7: Hayden Grove and The Leap”

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Railbird’s Nest #6: Chris Barron on Politics and Sandwiches

SUBSCRIBE: iTunes – RSS  Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) opens his third Railbird’s Nest appearance with questionable sandwich taste, but makes up for it later with a solid taco opinion. In between food discussions, we tackle what’s gone on at Missouri, Ben Carson’s weird lies, and Donald Trump. Some day we won’t have to talk about Trump,Continue Reading “Railbird’s Nest #6: Chris Barron on Politics and Sandwiches”