Being a black woman in media, playing college soccer, Utah fast food chains: a conversation with Jordyn Rolling covers it all. She shares what it’s like to host and produce for NBC, BET, Mic, and a slew of other outlets (1:57), growing up in the middle of Utah (11:40), how she broke into and thrived in a media world full of “mainly white girls” (20:13), and why Zoë Kravitz would be her dream interview (33:43).
He’s co-hosting the 2018 Emmys, but Saturday Night Live writer/Weekend Update anchor Michael Che’s life this summer consisted of a lot of stand-up touring. So I tried a New York open mic. Video of the full 7-minute set is available to the highest bidder.
Check out the whole series, including videos on Cristiano Ronaldo, Oprah, and WWE’s Braun Strowman. Then let me know who I should profile next on Twitter @mikejanela.
Two Syracuse guys walk into a podcast… Mike and Mike cover the life of an ESPN NFL Nation reporter, including 5:30 a.m. wakeups (6:47), run through best and worst case scenarios for the Detroit Lions season (40:44), and finish with what rule change Mike would make as NFL commissioner and his biggest sportswriting pet peeve in the Fun Five (48:35).