WWE SummerSlam with FanSided’s Rob Wolkenbrod: Ep. 59

It’s one of my favorite events of the year: WWE’s SummerSlam. To get prepped, I dialed up Rob Wolkenbrod to chat some wrestling. Rob runs the Daily DDT website for FanSided, Time Inc’s division of fan-generated content. We discussed what it’s like to run a site with 30+ contributors, how to stand out in a crowded WWE market, and made our SummerSlam predictions.

Excuse the stuffy nose. I was getting over a cold, but after Finn Balor won the Universal Championship with a separated shoulder at last year’s SummerSlam, I wasn’t taking the episode off.

Check out Rob on Twitter, as well as Daily DDT. And be sure to check out the site for all their wrestling coverage.

Of course, you can always follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.

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Music for The Mike Janela Show provided by Grapes’ “I Dunno.” Definitely check his work out here.

Gold Medals, Kittens, and Comedy

Time for a little round-up of what I’ve been up to lately! A lot has gone down the last couple weeks, including getting to meet Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, playing with some kittens from Hannah “The Kitten Lady” Shaw, and learning about life on tour with comedian Steve Hofstetter.

Check it out! Continue reading “Gold Medals, Kittens, and Comedy”

Real-life ‘Moana’ KC Gunn: Ep. 58

KC Gunn left “real life” to sail around the world on a catamaran with her husband and two baby daughters. After five years of no jobs, address, or bills, KC talks about life at sea – including how they find food, educate their kids, and the need to make all her “mommy-daddy time” a quickie.

If you want some serious FOMO anytime you’re sitting at work or stuck in traffic, follow KC and her husband Troy on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. And if you figure out a way to not be jealous of them, teach me how.

For much less exciting adventures, follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat.

Make sure to download, review, and subscribe to the pod on iTunes right here, in the Google Play store, or to listen on Stitcher!

Music for The Mike Janela Show provided by Grapes’ “I Dunno.” Definitely check his work out here.

I Would Not Survive ‘Game of Thrones’

Two things I love: Game of Thrones and wishing I was on Game of Thrones. For the HBO show’s Season 7 premiere, I put my Braavosi coin where my mouth is to see how I’d stack up in a sword fight against guys like Jon Snow and Jamie Lannister.

Skip to the 1:05 mark in the Daily Glow episode below to watch me go through armored combat training before jumping in a real fight against a (much bigger) knight-in-training. Things…didn’t go well.

I knew I was in for a beating when I started sweating profusely just putting on the armor. But the good news? Not only did I battle to a draw in my second fight – I didn’t bleed or puke! King in The North!