Journalist Jordyn Rolling: Ep. 85

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).

After you listen (or while you listen), follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook too!

Make sure to download, review, and subscribe to the pod on Apple Podcasts right here, in the Google Play store, or on Spotify.

Music for The Mike Janela Show provided by Grapes’ “I Dunno.”

Day In Their Life: Emmys Host Michael Che

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.

ESPN’s Michael Rothstein: Ep. 84

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).

After you listen (or while you listen), follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

Make sure to download, review, and subscribe to the pod on Apple Podcasts right here, in the Google Play store, or on Spotify.

Music for The Mike Janela Show provided by Grapes’ “I Dunno.”