NBC Spartan’s MJ Acosta: Ep. 56

NBC’s Spartan Team Ultimate Challenge is back for Season 2, and so is host MJ Acosta. She shares how she got the gig and how it fits with her TWO sports anchor day jobs…in two languages! Plus more talk on her career path (including time as a Miami Dolphins cheerleader) and MJ is nice enough to indulge Mike’s obsession with Apolo Ohno.

Check out NBC’s Spartan page for more info on the show and keep up with MJ on Twitter and Instagram. Of course you can 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.

The Dreamer comic creator Lora Innes: Ep. 55

Her massively popular webcomic and graphic novel The Dreamer has been running for 10 years. Creator, artist, and writer Lora Innes talks about creating comics, never running out of plots, her favorite Revolutionary War battle, and how you make money when your webcomic is free.

Check out more at The Dreamer website, support Lora on Patreon, and find her on Twitter and Instagram. Of course, you can 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.

48 States in Four Months with Scott Knowlton: Ep. 54

My ex-boss Scott Knowlton decided to leave his job, get rid of his apartment, pack his bags, and take a four-month drive across the U.S. He’s hitting all 48 continental states, stopping at a famous landmark in each. In the pod, he offers his tips for such a trip, what he’s noticed about this country politically, and how he almost died at the Grand Canyon.

Keep up with Scott’s journey on Instagram, and of course you can 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.

Broadway veteran Betsy Struxness: Ep. 53

She was an original cast member of Hamilton. She’s performed in WickedMatildaMemphis and so many more shows. Not to mention guest spots on Louie and Broad City. Actress, performer, and fellow pro wrestling nerd Betsy Struxness tells me all about life on the Great White Way.

What’s Lin-Manuel Miranda’s personal nickname for her? How was it meeting Barack Obama – twice? When does a performer know it’s time to leave a show for good? Betsy answers all!

You can find Betsy on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook, and read a piece she recently wrote for The Ensemblist about the importance of ensembles on Broadway. You can, of course, 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.