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.”

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.”

World Cup review: Ep. 80

I wrote about my World Cup experience in Russia, but those were all my thoughts. What questions did other people have about my trip? For that, I called up my soccer-loving and well-traveled buddy Carmine to take over as host of my podcast and put me on the hot seat.

After you listen (or while you listen), check out those blogs me and then follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook while you’re at it.

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.” Definitely check his work out here.

New podcast: F**k We’re Old

Being a millennial isn’t as cool as it used to be.

That’s the tagline for my new podcast, F**k We’re Old, and pretty much sums up the reason I wanted to launch it. Getting old happens to everyone, but millennials are the first generation who can freak out about their aging in real time to billions of people.

Considering we’ve gotten used to being society’s tastemakers and cool kids for more than a decade, the fact we’re getting aged out for Gen-Zers, well, really sucks.

So each episode, my co-host Lauren and I will break down something different we’re coming to terms with as we get older: dating, careers, pop culture — and seriously, how the hell are we closer to the year 2043 than 1990?!

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or Stitcher. And don’t forget: stay young.