FanRag’s Jesse Spector (Pt. 2): Ep. 63

In part two of a two-part episode, sportswriter Jesse Spector chats about “sticking to sports:” why he’s so politically vocal on Twitter, if he’s afraid an outlet wouldn’t hire him because he’s so outspoken, and the double standard of certain sports media members not touching politics at all.

Plus, the Fun 5! Including: which athlete would he most want to see make a run in the WWE?

Visit Jesse on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with all the places he writes and appears. Of course, you should also 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.

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FanRag’s Jesse Spector (Pt. 1): Ep. 62

In part one of a two-part episode, sportswriter Jesse Spector shares his path to a national column at Sporting News, discusses his new life as a freelancer for FanRag and a million other outlets, and cuts an incredible heel promo on St. Louis pizza.

Visit Jesse on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with all the places he writes and appears. Of course, you should also 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.

“The Arena” author Rafi Kohan: Ep. 61

He trimmed the ivy at Wrigley Field. Infiltrated Cleveland’s ticket scalpers. Rode a bobsled in Salt Lake City and toured the graveyard that is the Silverdome. Author Rafi Kohan shares the best stories from 13 months visiting America’s sports venues for his new book.

Visit Rafi’s website for more info on The Arena. Then check him out on Twitter. Of course, you can also always 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.

Top 40 Radio with Carmen Hsieh: Ep. 60

People can get their music on Spotify or Pandora or SiriusXM or dozens of other places today. But one old standby hasn’t gone anywhere: FM radio. I talked to Top 40 personality Carmen Hsieh this episode, in the rare free time she has between on-air shifts for 94.5 PST in New Jersey and 103.3 AMP in Boston.

How does FM survive in a digital world? What made her get behind a microphone? What’s a Jason Derulo pool party like? We talk about it all!

Check out Carmen on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with her. Of course, you can also always 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.