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Behind The Wheel Podcast

209 EpisodesProduced by Derek OxleyWebsite

Connecticut's #1 Business Running & Entrepreneurship Podcast where we amplify the accomplishments of ordinary people (e.g., runners, triathletes entrepreneurs, artists, entertainers, and creators) who are doing EXTRAordinary things within their sphere of influence. We're located at the intersection … read more

209 Episodes | 2017 - 2021

Uber Chronicles

June 4th, 2021

2:00

The summer before the world erupted leading up to the murder of George Floyd an Uber Driver was taken into question because a passenger said she felt uncomfortable.  During the lockdown, I decided no to put my life at …

Alex Celeste

June 2nd, 2021

27:36

Alex Celeste is a debuting feminist hip hop artist. Her first single, "Cracked Heads" was released in March 2020. A San Diego native and Wichita, Kansas transplant, was struck with inspiration after attending an open …

Fran Pastore

April 23rd, 2021

19:56

Fran Pastore is a devoted catalyst of women’s economic equity and the founder and CEO of the Women’s Business Development Council, a leading organization for championing female entrepreneurship and women’s economic …

Shawanna White Interview

April 12th, 2021

35:08

Shawanna White is ranked 5th in the nation and is in pursuit of making it to the olympics, She missed her las attempt by 19sec.  As a young girls …

Jen Mason Founder of The Urban Sewing Society

February 26th, 2021

34:52

Jen Mason is an avid marathoner and founder of the Urban Sewing Society.  Jen has a passion for fashion which started when she was a young girl watching her mother and grandmother sew.  When the pandemic locked the …

Dr Daphnie Sicre

February 19th, 2021

33:10

Dr. Daphnie Sicre is an Ironman, activist, educator, hiker and world traveler.  Dr Sicre is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Loyola Marymount …

Kimberly Hall of Sole Inspired

February 10th, 2021

34:49

Meet Kimberly Hall of Sole Inspired, the greeting card company that was born in the “fire of adversity” . . . and I’m pretty sure that’s our …

Nisha Crichlow

February 8th, 2021

31:24

Nisha Crichlow is the host of "Fitness Schmitness" hella funny, she a sneakerhead committed to helping people pursue a healthy lifestyle. "Learn new ways to be consistent and/or spice up your fitness journey, hear how …

Dave Ross Founder of RossRunning

February 6th, 2021

20:50

Dave Ross is a fellow running shoe geek, he’s originally from Lewiston, Idaho now residing in Beaverton, Oregon. Dave said “I love living in Beaverton and living so close to Nike WHQ and all that it entails. This place …

Shawn Governor Gibbs

December 23rd, 2020

28:14

At 22 years old Shawn Governor Gibbs had his eyes sights set on a career in the Fashion Industry, but he allowed those dreams to be extinguished by …

Three Guys On A Run

December 18th, 2020

56:45

There is a Puerto Rican guy a White and Black guy standing in The Home Depot, this sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, I promise you it's not.  Today's episode is about three guys from different backgrounds who met …

Sydney Margetson Sr VP of Publicity Atlantic Records

December 9th, 2020

31:19

Sydney Margetson is the Sr VP of Publicity at Atlantic Records after attending Howard University he hit the ground running when he decided to pursue his career and now he shares his years of experience on IG.  Sydney …

Ahyiana Angel

December 7th, 2020

35:36

Ahyiana Angel is traditionally published author and host of the Switch, Pivot or Quit podcast, who is affectionately known as the Chief Encourager. She is a seasoned executor who eventually blocked out the world’s ideas …

Yvonne Michele

December 3rd, 2020

21:41

Yvonne Michéle is the Founder & CEO of the Global Empowerment Movement & The GEM Academy. She is a multi award winning international speaker, …

Adriel Meka

November 18th, 2020

19:05

Adriel Meka is an artist based in Montreal QC, he has lived and traveled all over the world.  He is the illustrator responsible for Nia Obotette children's book I Am A Triathlete.  During this episode we talk about how …

The Unicorn Hunting Project: A lesson in Resiliency

October 27th, 2020

56:28

In 2019 I embarked on cross country tour in search of 35 Unicorns.  The plan was to visit 35 States, run a 5k during the week and half marathon on …

Doc Heidi Lovett Sunshine Interview

October 19th, 2020

47:21

If you've every wondered about what it takes to be resilient after a tragic loss then this episode is for you.  Our guest is a former Orleans Parish …

Michael Krajick Interview: Atreyu Running's Founder

October 15th, 2020

29:25

Michael Krajicek

Is an endurance artist who obsessively values honesty. I become familiar with through a mutual Sneakerholic Thomas from Believe In …

Failure Is Not A Dirty Four Letter Word

October 14th, 2020

30:05

Thanks for the all the Birth Day Wishes.  I celebrated my 54th birthday this weekend and the thought of my mortality becomes more ominous the older I …

Raheim Parker

October 9th, 2020

44:42

Raheim is a loving farther, a fearless NYC Fire Fighter and a helluva funny guy.

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The Gardner In Chief Is Responsible For The Home Grown Terrorist

October 9th, 2020

18:52

The Gardner In Chief is responsible for the uptick in home grown terrorist within the United States of America.  Instead of condemning the terrorist groups plotting to kidnap Gov. Whitmore, the Gardner In Chief attacked …

Flies Know

October 8th, 2020

25:40

I was on the road last night, so I missed the debates live, but I caught up the hight light reels this morning.  Our Facebook live was interrupted by a phone call from the mechanic, so I stopped the recording and picked …

Trust Is Relationship Currency

October 7th, 2020

23:09

The Trump administration is eroding the trust of the American people.  They are running a deficit and the GOP is responsible for not fighting on behalf of their constituents.  

If you're tired of a station that doesn't …

Presidential Joy Ride

October 5th, 2020

24:16

The only thing in this administration that’s taking TRUMPS hospitalization serious for his supposedly contracting the RONA are his ties . They’ve been heeding the Dr’s recommendations resting and staying out of the …

Have The Chickens Come Home To Roost?

October 3rd, 2020

27:58

After months of downplaying the virus and floating wild conspiracy theories like  pitchman hawking his wares on the boardwalk, the rona has finally caught up to the this Administration-or has it?  If we listen to …

God Allows For K-turns

October 2nd, 2020

1:19

Over the years, prior to running, I found myself in some tight situations.  When I say it like that it makes it seem as though, I wasn't in control …

Trump Does Not Need A Translator

October 1st, 2020

33:51

Listening to politicians trying to interpret what Trump say in plain english is hilarious.  No, it's actually an insult to all Americans and people …

Dr Angela Bess Interview

September 30th, 2020

39:04

Dr. Angela Bess is a Mom and triathlete who works diligently and quietly serving her community.  Every year she travels with a team of physicians to Haiti to provide much needed medical assistance through the Community …

Rai's Corner Interview

September 30th, 2020

40:17

Rai is a really cool Gen Z, who we interviewed back in August during the interview her Mom walked in the room so we invited her to jump on the …

How Can Anyone Still Be Undecided?

September 30th, 2020

29:56

The first presidential debate was neither a debate or presidential.  It was a national disgrace, we didn't learn anything new last night.  How on earth can anyone still be undecided at this point is unbelievable.  

If …

Venture Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

September 29th, 2020

24:42

Do you remember a song by Dj Khaled "No New Friends?"  It was out in 2013 the video has over 32million views and I'd venture to say some people have literally taken the lyrics to heart.  I'd like to suggest making some …

Laws Are Skewed In Favor Of The Rich

September 28th, 2020

37:52

When a so called Billionaire pays $750 in taxes for two years that's a slap in the face to every hardworking American.  I guess I'd fight to keep my tax returns private if I was DJT.  Can you imagine how Wesley Snipes …

Morning Routine

September 27th, 2020

32:57

Have you ever had one of those days where you felt like you wanted to get back in bed and start over?  Some mornings I roll over while still in bed …

Thinking Ain't Easy But It Sure Is Fun!

September 26th, 2020

43:26

Group thinking can be dangerous I know we’re upset with the Breonna Taylor situation specifically Daniel Cameron decision to hide behind the Grand Jury, but a roasting session of Daniel Cameron is not going to bring …

Passion

September 25th, 2020

32:30

In the blink of an eye we can get a snap shot into the inner life of someone, by peering into their car, apartment, house, or junk draw.  I tuned in Believe In The Run's IG live yesterday and caught a glimpse of Richard …

We Can't Afford To Get Exhausted

September 24th, 2020

34:20

I’ve set my expectations low on purpose when it comes to our justice system as personal self care strategy and to keep from becoming apathetic or …

Running While Black In America

September 23rd, 2020

37:11

Tiffany Johnson, 37, who lives in Woodside, was attacked back in August while out for a jog, her only crime was she was running while black in …

Thank You Anchor and Ko-fi Supporters. Detox

September 22nd, 2020

11:16

This is a bonus episode for Ko-fi and Anchor Supporters of the show, your support for the work that we do at the BTW Podcast allows us to spread the running gospel in CT.  Doors are being opened and on a local level …

I Don't Play Tennis

September 22nd, 2020

14:41

I went live this morning after staying up early this morning working on REBUILDNYRR episode which is live now.  In this today's episode I share three new books, the topping the list is The Inner Game of Tennis, it's not …

REBUILDNYRR Interview

September 22nd, 2020

15:42

We’ve been following this story for a few weeks now on first on Instagram and then on Facebook, within several running groups. I wanted to hear …

Adam Parrsitivity

September 21st, 2020

28:54

Adam Parr is a 26 year old from across the pond after a traumatic life event, Adam suffered from PTSD.  He pieced the pieces of his life together and …

Service Matters

September 21st, 2020

24:32

It's a typically day in Bridgeport CT., I had just finished posting the episode for the day and was ready to start my day, but not before grabbing a cup of coffee from DD.  I observed a category 5 customer interaction …

Coaching Matters

September 20th, 2020

24:38

A gentle nudge in the right direction got me across the finish line of in Hartford CT. for my first marathon, but it took two years of coaxing from my sister to get me to actually head out for my first run around …

Do You Have A Coach?

September 19th, 2020

27:04

After the 2007 economic crash, many individuals were faced with unemployment and the challenge of finding a new career, leading some to venture into what has become one of the fastest growing industries over the last …

Thank You Ko-fi

September 18th, 2020

8:38

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to those of you who tune into the BTW Podcast, I certainly appreciate YOU; your support allows me to share stories of ordinary people doing EXTRAordinary things within their …

Creative Talk Shop

September 18th, 2020

39:39

Raza Gilani is an aspiring film maker and co- producer of the duo that makes up Creatives Talk Shop, along with his good friend and business partner Carter Snow, the podcast explores Creatives, their lifestyle, …

Knowing Your History Is Empowering

September 18th, 2020

30:03

Although I was born in Barbados and raised in Brooklyn.  I had no real connection to my birthplace until I visited the county in 1976, that visit changed everything.  It was a father son retreat, it wasn't billed out as …

The Emperor Is 5 yrs Old

September 17th, 2020

24:55

We are certainly living through frustrating times, science education and rational thinking are being trampled underfoot.  We're living in the divided states of America.  The left is blaming the right, the right is …

Heard Mentality Vs. Herd Immunity

September 16th, 2020

36:43

We all have our own personal bias, I jokingly say, I assume everyone with a pickup and a large American flag flapping in the wind is a racist-there's no factual data to support my claim.  Then there's this thing I have …

Hypocrisy In The Media Is Reaching Epic Proportions

September 15th, 2020

21:59

There are those in the media who will go to great extremes to justify their position even in the face of being dead wrong, in the middle of trying to contort themselves into a lie the truth is trampled on.  Andrew …

"The Case of The Lost iPhone Mystery Solved"

September 14th, 2020

36:36

For the past two weeks I've been obsessing over the misplacing of my iPhone, its an old phone which doubles as a camera/notebook/productivity tool. …

Why Did Bob Woodward Wait To Drop His Bombshell?

September 13th, 2020

29:07

Book publishing is a business, his publishers obviously did the math and figured out they'd get the most bang for their buck leading up to the …

Dr. Ernest Gibson III

September 13th, 2020

41:36

In his words Ernest is a Professor | Writer | African Americanist | Cultural Theorist | Joyist, he's also an avid runner who recently discovered a …

Bad Habits Don't Die They Have To Be Killed

September 12th, 2020

27:04

We often give ourselves a pass for things that we condemn other for, I'm trying to break the habit.  We're living in the social media the yellow pages are dead, I'll occasionally get a yellow book delivered and it goes …

Powermalu

September 12th, 2020

51:26

They call him the bridge because he loves connecting people from all walks of life.  Powermalu is an activist and artist his career in activism started after the Amadou Diallo shooting.  He felt called to do something …

Coss Marte A Man On A Mission

September 11th, 2020

30:11

Coss Marte is a man that ran a high end drug delivery service, at the height of his reign he was making over 2Million dollars a year, until the FED's …

All Buildings Matter?

September 11th, 2020

39:53

In today's episode, we talk about switching up your news diet and a NYT article -(faces of power).  In the wake of 911, I log on to Twitter before …

Leaders Define Reality

September 10th, 2020

30:49

I am no longer outraged are surprised by what comes out of this administration. It becomes a ridiculous exercise to try to muster up a new level …

What Is An Ugly Cake??

September 9th, 2020

32:41

Have you ever heard of an ugly cake?  What is an ugly cake?  I was determined to find out what an ugly cake was, so I reached out to Jewel Scott the owner of Ugly Cakez.  Y'all know I have a sweet tooth.  

If you're …

Hangover

September 7th, 2020

30:23

In celebration of Labor Day, or should say a long week, I figured I'd treat myself to some ice cream.  I woke up this morning with what felt like a …

Every No... Brings You Closer To A Yes...

September 5th, 2020

1:40:40

Yesterday I received yet another rejection letter, I haven't become numb to feeling disappointed, I just try not to let it paralyze me.    

If you're tired of a station that doesn't speak to your needs and you're …

Daniel Prude Deserved Better

September 4th, 2020

25:52

There's not justification for what police officers did to Daniel Prude and to make matters worst they tired to cover it up for six months.

If you're …

What's Up With NYRR??

September 4th, 2020

38:33

Diversity can’t be performative in nature, there has to be practical application.  It is troubling to hear the stories that are surfacing about the …

Nia Obotette

September 3rd, 2020

37:15

Nia is a wife, triathlete, author and entrepreneur, who recognized a void in the market space for children's triathlon books for BIPOC so she decided to fill it. 

If you're tired of a station that doesn't speak to your …

Felicia Thomas

September 3rd, 2020

34:31

Felicia Thomas is an entrepreneur in the DMV area,  she grew up with a passion for fashion, but like so many of us she left her first love and …

Anthony Malone

September 3rd, 2020

25:39

Anthony is the founder of the Atlanta Multi-Sport Magazine and Owner of Paper Plane Yogi and Art Studio.  We talked about his road to endurance …

Keron Allen Interview

September 3rd, 2020

43:57

Politics was a natural progression from running.  Running continues to play a critical role in Keron's life.  Keron is community organizer, from the …

Do It On Your Terms

September 3rd, 2020

17:57

Tyler Perry is often criticized for his art.  For some reason people find it necessary to offer their opinion-much like I'm doing here in the show notes and during this episode.  Perry started producing films out of his …

Crystal Hadnott

September 1st, 2020

35:05

Crystal Hadnott, MS, CNS, PhD is a Certified Nutritionist & Endurance Athlete, who after a freak accidents the doctors told she'd never walk …

Vigilante Justice is Not Law & Order

September 1st, 2020

55:19

I'm tired of denouncing politics.  If you have to ask a leader to come out in support or denounce something then it's going to come across as …

Bambi Give Yourself Grace...

August 31st, 2020

31:25

When we're starting something new, we have to allow a grace period, a time to master basics, before moving to the next level.  Rushing stages, trying to skip levels will only lead to frustration and wasted time.  The …

Private Battles

August 31st, 2020

32:28

We all face our own private battles, some give us a peek into the interior working of their lives in hopes of inspiring others who maybe going through a similar trial.  There's not right way or wrong way to handle your …

Life Is Fleeting

August 29th, 2020

25:56

Death is a part of life, there's no escaping the grave.  Make the most out of your life while you're here, we don't know how much time will be afford to us.  Khalia Wright the CEO/Founder of MessInABottle posted …

Call A Spade A Spade

August 28th, 2020

36:51

I bumped into the franchise owner of Wing It On in Stratford, I obviously personally invited him to be a guest on the show.  Osman immediately recognized me: "Hey, you're the guy who did that btrm review.  Yes, that was …

Alex Hobby

August 27th, 2020

37:02

Alex always enjoyed things in relation to audio.  he started off as a rapper (his lyrics were more focused on the uplifting feeling, being there for each other and the feeling that you are on top of the world).  As he …

Who's Writing Our Story?

August 27th, 2020

29:55

Kyle Rittenhouse is a murderer PERIODT!  Rittenhouse is not a hero, he's a homegrown terrorist, he's not defending the American way of life.  OMG …

Melanie Eversley

August 26th, 2020

55:13

Melanie Eversley is a seasoned journalist, native New Yorker and 23-time marathoner.  A friend of BTW Podcast and a former guest of the show challenged me to take up the mantel and produce a Running Magazine.  Stephan …

Spread Love It's The Brooklyn Way

August 26th, 2020

29:19

We're living in exciting times, even though there's madness happening in our nation, I'm choosing to identify speak on it and move on.  I choose to tap into the best that resides within myself and those around me.  This …

7 Shots In The Back

August 26th, 2020

25:24

Here we are again, another shooting of an unarmed black man.  What could possibly justify shooting an unarmed black man in the back at close range? …

You Have To Have A Strong Stomach For Politics

August 25th, 2020

27:29

I caught a brief rundown on the RNC last night, after hearing a few of the speeches it was clear to me that you have to have a strong stomach for …

A Podcaster At A Loss For Words???

August 24th, 2020

32:51

Last week was the anniversary of me being called into the police station in Stamford for questioning because a white girl felt uncomfortable and …

Old Media Vs. New Media

August 23rd, 2020

28:16

This episode was inspired by a recent Medium piece I wrote about Entrepreneur, a new song by Pharell and Jay-Z.  Even with all of the positive images in the video some people still managed to focus on supposed drama …

Do You Listen to Music or Do Skim Through It?

August 22nd, 2020

35:55

Pharell and Jay-Z dropped a new song, Entrepreneur as a stand alone piece is low key, however when you sprinkle the images message on top of the beat and lyrics it immediately elevates the song.  Yet some choose to …

Death To The Gatekeepers

August 21st, 2020

24:39

We are CT #1 Podcast for running and entertainment also known as #RUNUTAINMENT.  I think it's wise to have a healthy respect for those who might be doing something similar to you or who have gone before and paved the …

Adrienne A. White

August 20th, 2020

34:21

Adrienne A. White is the VP of Strategy/Business Development at Citizens Trust Bank.  Previously, she was the VP of Finance of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.  Prior to The Center, she worked at The …

Flex Your Creative Muscles

August 20th, 2020

34:25

Our creative muscles get stronger the more we use them.  One of the things I love about sewing is the creative process, taking something that's flat and lifeless, but in your mind's eye you see this magnificent mask. …

You're Fired!!

August 19th, 2020

49:41

Getting fired can be a good thing, it doesn’t have to be viewed as a failure. Yesterday I posted the question on Facebook several people commented and liked the post, Brandie Mcghee draw a comparison between being fired …

Checklist Manifesto

August 19th, 2020

21:03

During this episode we follow up with Wing It On in Stratford CT., as part of our strategy to in crease awareness of the show in CT.  In a previous …

Manifest Your Destiny

August 18th, 2020

21:54

While walking through Walmart on Sunday evening inspiration knock me upside my head and caused me to buy some fabric. OK, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic.

I saw some purple fabric, I liked it so, I picked it up figured …

Online Dating? Read The Fine Print

August 17th, 2020

29:33

Welcome back from the weekend, I hope you all enjoyed yourselves.  We had a lot to cover this morning.  Brandon Trump is huge, he must be going through a growth spurt.  Yvonne Michele for the UK is going to be a guest …

Michael (The Dream Chaser) Smith

August 16th, 2020

42:18

Please join us in congratulating both the 2020 Man of the Year awarded to Michael "The Dream Chaser" Smith and the 2020 Leadership award awarded to

Latoya Shauntay Snell Pt2

August 15th, 2020

27:08

In an unrehearsed introduction for this episode, I said:  "You either love her, or hate her, or you love to hate her."  In 2019 Latoya was getting …

Latoya Shauntay Snell

August 14th, 2020

53:19

In an unrehearsed introduction for this episode, I said:  "You either love her, or hate her, or you love to hate her."  In 2019 Latoya was getting …

Dr Ralph Lyons Interview

August 13th, 2020

52:47

Ralph was born in 1956 and raised in Savannah, GA.  He attended a segregated catholic school through 4th grade and was then a part of the national …

Middle Finger To The Status Quo

August 12th, 2020

56:13

Some of my best thoughts occur while I'm on the throne, on one such occasion, I happen to see two post with a similar pose and that was a trigger for …

Growth Strategy

August 6th, 2020

19:49

Reviewing restrooms is part of a bigger plan, I know there might be someone out there wondering why I'm reviewing restrooms, well there's a method to my madness.  Last week, when I looked at my analytics, I noticed I …

Service With A Smile

August 6th, 2020

18:58

I walked into Fatty Patty late one night last week to pick up an order, from the looks of it looks like they were closing, my order wasn't ready-no biggie I'll wait.  While I'm waiting, I figured I'd use the restroom, …

Boat House Restaurant 5 Star Restroom Review

August 3rd, 2020

18:28

If you've been following BTW Podcast for any length of time, you know I have a bit of obsession with restrooms.  The Bridge House Restaurant has one …

Upcoming Interviews

August 2nd, 2020

0:58

We've got a packed line up next week CONBODY, Power Malu, Ernest Gibson lll, Creative Talk Shop and Dr Angela Bess

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Finding Your Tribe... What Group Did You Eat Lunch With In HS?

August 1st, 2020

50:23

We were all searching trying to find our tribe in High School, if you were fortunate enough to play sports you knew what table you were going to sit …

Knots In A Box

July 31st, 2020

50:28

You can't box me into a corner, or try to fit me into a predetermined category.  When I thought about the concept for BTW, what I wanted to do and …

Jesus On the Mainline

July 31st, 2020

19:13

Thousands of people have died from the coronavirus and folks are playing politics promulgating wild conspiracy theories.  In the news recently we …

Behind The Scenes At Komfort-Zone

July 30th, 2020

37:42

For those of you who have been following me any length time know that my sister, Yvonne, aka. the "Nubian Sudzin Queen" is the reason I started …

Act As IF You're A Boss, Before You Are A Boss

July 29th, 2020

39:11

When I tell the story about running a marathon it starts off sounding like a joke, so there’s a White guy, a Puerto Rican, and a Black guy standing in a Home Depot.  Miguel was a customer we met at the Depot when he had …

Sika Henry

July 28th, 2020

38:10

A chance observation by a coach, of Sika on a Basket Ball, led to her now being on a quest to become the first African American Female Pro Triathlete. What drives a person to take the long route to finish a marathon?

Time Vs. Timing

July 27th, 2020

39:11

Thirteen years ago, I got this crazy idea to do a podcast; I shared the idea with a random stranger Alabama Joe; he was intrigued. But I had no experience, no equipment outside of a laptop, a cheap microphone.

But, I …

So You Wanna Start A Podcast

July 25th, 2020

39:05

If you’re thinking of launching a podcast, or already have one out, you may find this episode insightful. I started noticing tons of podcasting ads …

Thank You

July 24th, 2020

43:11

This show is for those of you who tune in BTW Podcast on a regular basis,  I appreciate you.  As a token of my appreciation we've got a gift for you …

Dana Goldberg

July 21st, 2020

22:13

Ruth Jensen and I have been following each other online since 2018,  I can hear some of y'a'll saying, wait, what?  Who is Ruth Jensen and what does …

Duy Nguyen

July 19th, 2020

36:45

When you Absofreakinglutely love your craft you spend hours honing and perfecting it, Duy, loves his work, it’s obvious from the magnificent covers he created.  If you're wondering what covers I'm referring to, you …

Stephen Jackson Interview

July 17th, 2020

50:49

Stephen Jackson is the CEO of WIBO, he became the CEO on May 1, 2018, after serving on the WIBO board.  Stephen has been apart of the WIBO family …

So You Wanna Start A Podcast.

July 16th, 2020

53:11

Is it just me, or have you also noticed an increase in the number of sponsored podcast ads your feed?  It seems as though every time I open Facebook or IG, the first thing I see the Washington Post, then a couple of …

"That Coffey Boy" Interview

July 13th, 2020

53:27

On June 3, I received a link to a movie, "About The People", it was from Angie a friend, from a former life.  In the movie were some familiar faces, I don't like to name drop, if you haven't already checked out the …

Donyetta Edwards Interview

July 11th, 2020

27:01

Donyetta is originally from Alabama, she now resides in Atlanta GA.  Donyetta is a Financial Adviser by day and a blogger/Youtuber/TikToker by night. Her friends call her Dyetta-(the "O&N" are silent).  Donyetta …

Axel Merced Interview CEO/Founder of Barber Geeks & The Pros Barber Shop

July 11th, 2020

43:16

Axel Merced is the CEO/Founder of Barber Geeks and The Pros Barber Shop in Bridgeport CT.  Axel knew at 11yrs old he wanted to be a barber and he set …

Meet The Cooper's

July 10th, 2020

14:54

We should live in a society where disputes are solved without shaming people into doing the right thing by filming them and putting them on blast. …

Claira Janover Interview

July 7th, 2020

51:22

Claira Janover posted a hyperbolic, satirical TikTok video about a month ago and it was immediately recognized as an analogy.  But, once it was …

Tik Tok You Don't Stop!!!

July 3rd, 2020

25:51

Claira Janover, 22, tearfully claimed on Wednesday that supporters of Donald Trump 'took my job away from me' by calling for her firing, in response …

Representation Matters! We Don't Need Yet Another Study!

July 3rd, 2020

30:32

Folks like to conduct studies, look at the raw data and then arrive at a conclusion. So, I conducted my own study from the Runner’s World Magazines I …

Jungle Boy Solofa Interview

July 1st, 2020

13:18

In Tulsa, Okla- A man high on bath salts climbed on top of an ambulance and refused to come down after 3hours.  Solofa, happened to be reporting live …

Travis Withers Interview

June 29th, 2020

37:10

Travis Withers is a 42 years old Husband and father to three boys, Hillman 10, Harrison 7, and Hugh 3.  He's a Native of North Carolina currently …

Interview with Dr. Christopher J P Sewell

June 20th, 2020

35:28

Chris Sewell is an avid runner and educator based in MA.  He's originally from Brooklyn and is interested in talking abut the experiences of Black …

White Privilege Vs. White Blessings

June 17th, 2020

28:40

Perhaps by now you've seen the video of Lecrae, pastor Louie Giglio and Dan Cathy, In the clip Louie tries to rebrand "white privilege as white blessings"-epic fail.  In the clip Lecrae can be seen nodding as if in …

I Don't Celebrate Optics... Let's Get This Bill Passed.

June 9th, 2020

30:02

I applaud the introduction of the "Police Reform Bill," but I don't get excited over performance theatrics-lets get this bill passed.  When I …

Brenda Ngozi Stallings Interview

June 9th, 2020

41:39

Brenda Ngozi Stallings is an attorney in Little Rock Arkansas, she's the 1st woman from the State of Arkansas to complete the 6 Abbot World Majors. …

Dr. Shaunna Payne Gold Interview

May 30th, 2020

34:19

Dr. Shaunna Payne gold is an Assistant Provost of Diversity & Inclusion at Townson University, she's a Mom, swim instructor and a Triathlete. …

Black Ice Project

May 18th, 2020

1:16:26

Back in January of 2019 I received a Happy New Year Text and a lead on a great story for 2019/2020 from Heather King,  “I just put a group together …

Ridesharing During Covid-19

April 8th, 2020

16:05

Milton F. Garrett II is a singer and marathoner from Chicago, a father of two sons, one is a biochemical research and the other a 2nd year medical …

Inattentional Blindness

March 29th, 2020

18:49

I became curious as to why we stop noticing the world around us. I came across an article, in Psychology Today written by Dr. Alan Castel, in it, he …

Peanut Butter Wars Skippy Vs. JIF

March 11th, 2020

31:13

Nian Hu and Amanda Krause wrote a fascinating article for Business Insider about Jif Peanut Butter, that sparked my recent obsession with peanut butter.  On February 19, around 12:20pm I received a message from a …

The Shell Gas Price Saga

February 26th, 2020

29:55

On July 12, 2016, pulled into a Shell gas station in Stamford CT. to fill up without checking the price, I figured it would .05¢ north or south of …

Lizzo and Jillian Debate: I love Your Music But Not Your Butt...

January 14th, 2020

27:39

On Friday, I spent the night at my sister's house, in the morning while trying to convince her to put a pot of coffee on, the conversion turned towards Jillian Michaels and her online spat with Al Roker and Lizzo.  When …

Dawn Davis Calhoun Pt2

January 10th, 2020

1:01:38

This episode is tribute to a staple in the running and endurance community, Dawn Davis Calhoun was a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend who sought to squeeze every last drop out of life.  Dawn was an …

Dawn Davis Calhoun Pt 1

January 9th, 2020

59:46

This episode is tribute to a staple in the running and endurance community, Dawn Davis Calhoun was a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend who sought to squeeze every last drop out of life.  Dawn was an …

Behind The Wheel Podcast

November 12th, 2019

0:59

Behind The Wheel showcases the accomplishments of everyday marathoners triathletes and entrepreneurs, ordinary people who are doing EXTRAordinary things within their communities.

The show takes the listener on a ride …

Anthony Reed Announces The Five Island

June 19th, 2019

14:15

Tony announces The Five Island Challenge a new race series.  Barbados, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Jamaica.

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DrinkHybrid Coffee Interview

June 3rd, 2019

6:43

DrinkHybrid Coffee impromptu interview, according to Tatyana Reyes, an employee at DrinkHybrid was creates by the owner Evan Reyes, as a way to inspire his children to pursue their dreams

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Cliff Scherb Founder of TriStar Athletes

June 2nd, 2019

4:48

Cliff Scherb is the founder of Tristar Athletes, we caught up with Cliff after his presentation at Pacific Cycling and Triathlon Cafe in Stamford CT. Cliff did a fire chat on how to get faster on the bike, we’ll have …

Cryotherapy and Chill w/Guy Mills

May 27th, 2019

6:57

Guy is the VP of Global Operations Services at the Clorox Company he’s also a Father, explore, coach, mentor, Ironman, pilot, sailor a lover of life and learning. As he was preparing for a ride from Selma to Montgomery, …

Rob Lawless aka Robs10KFriends

May 22nd, 2019

36:19

Two months ago I picked up Mark in New Haven near Yale, I hit him with my standard opening line "Looks like we're heading to New Jersey?" to which Mark said: "Huh, wait what? We're not going to Jersey".  That line is …

Shira Tarantino Interview

May 19th, 2019

5:29

I made a pit stop in Stamford for something to eat on my way back from Brooklyn. Heading home I see three police cars and a group in front of the …

Run Duo Interview

May 8th, 2019

47:12

When I started Behind The Wheel, I had India and Tommy on the show, Tommie was the host of "Shut Up Tommie" and India was starting a vlog-once she launched we had her on the show.  Fun fact India was also one of the …

Joe Diomede

April 29th, 2019

27:34

Joe was guest at speaker at Pacific Cycling and Triathlon in Stamford CT.  Joe is the author of Cycles of a Traveler – A celebration of humanity in all its wondrous glory and the world in all its devastating beauty. …

Shadeed Morgan

April 24th, 2019

33:37

Shadeed aka the R&B Lifter started on his health journey after being by his aunts bedside during her last days, after loosing her he decided to make a radical change to his diet and lifestyle.  He started running …

Alysse Burroni, Dir of Brand Marketing at SnackNation

April 16th, 2019

36:24

In my quest to bring you the absofreakinglutely best in running and entertainment aka RUNUTAINMENT, I try to seek our guest who I feel will add value to you personally and or professionally.  
Alysse is strategic …

Kalilah Wright CMO "Chief Mess Officer" at Mess In A Bottle

April 1st, 2019

25:30

Kalilah is a graduate of Penn State University and Morgan State University with a Masters in Architecture.  After college the Brooklyn native …

Charlie Dark Interview

March 29th, 2019

1:00:48

This was an exploration into the evolution of Charlie Dark, the DJ, Poet, Founder of Run Dem Crew in London, Influencer, leader and yogi.  We sat …

Tell Your Truth Thursday

March 28th, 2019

24:05

We all have a store to tell and who better to tell your story than you. But for whatever the reason you may be hesitant to share your truth. What I have found is that once you open and share your truth it empowers …

Pump Up The Volume On Positivity

March 27th, 2019

13:25

The volume frequency speed of information flowing on the internet via social media, 📺 , 🚂 , ✈️ billboards and 🚕 can be overwhelming.

Seems like …

Live Event at Toast Cafe In Brooklyn

March 24th, 2019

11:50

Toast Cafe is what happens when you have over two decades of friendships Angelo Wayne and Mike are the owners of Toast.  Conveniently located in the heart of Brooklyn.  Angelo-(one of the owners) is an avid runner and …

Malene B Designs Interview

March 24th, 2019

9:59

Malene B is a multi disciplinary brand, focused on artistic and by hand applications across sculptural objects & textiles. Strong feminine …

TGIF Race Weekend Unicorn of The Day Richard Fuller

March 22nd, 2019

1:09:35

We kicked off this episode on FB and IG and the response was fantastic.  We started off with a few questions: What's your morning routine?, Where are you racing this weekend? DD shoe is a yes or a no go for you? Coffee …

Creating A New Habit

March 21st, 2019

34:38

We're about to enter the 2nd Quarter, many have already abandoned their New Years Resolutions-I I know that may sound pessimistic but I'm a realist. …

Imaginary Haters

March 19th, 2019

52:27

"Haters" are they real or Imaginary?  What happens in our spaces when we interpret objective feed or criticism as "Hate".  Kim Derrell Swift from Houston, Texas said: "This is going to be valuable, you need to …

The Genesis Story

March 16th, 2019

59:53

This is my first official solo episode, in it I tried to provide some context for the new members of Rununation.  For those Rununation members that …

Robert J. Boyle

March 12th, 2019

22:24

Robert is a senior at Columbia University, who's majoring in Economics & Computer Science.  He's the Artistic Director of Raw Elements and the …

Interview With Bailey Drake from Headliner Video

March 10th, 2019

22:34

Bailey from Headliner Video reached out to me for some insight on how I promote my podcast, It was a great opportunity for me to reflect on the journey and share some of what I learned along the journey.  It was weird …

Robbe Reddinger BigRun Media Marketing Manager

March 5th, 2019

47:27

Robbe recently wrote a compelling piece for Runner's World Magazine about an curios observation noticed while on Strava.  The story was inspired by a book he'd just finished reading entitled "Not In My Neighborhood" …

Kyle Halloran

February 18th, 2019

34:59

Eight years ago, Kyle was terrified of the idea of an open water swim, and could not bike or run more than a mile from his house because of his …

Jeri Villareal

February 13th, 2019

23:54

Jeri Villereal is a wife a mother of three lovely children, who really wasn't athletic as a child growing up in St Luis.  Jeri was raised as a Christian then converted to Islam.  So how does someone go from the couch to …

Patrick Jefferson Founder of LaceUp Fitness

February 5th, 2019

56:52

We took the show on the road to Atlanta for this episode with Patrick Jefferson.  Pat was a world class athlete who participated in olympic trials, …

Shakira Empowers

January 6th, 2019

40:30

Shak Empowers was created by Shakira aka Shak. A wife, mother, entrepreneur & Podcaster whose mission is to inspire people to tap into their potential so that they feel inspired to move on their purpose.  Shakira …

Chloe Lynn Oxley

December 30th, 2018

26:25

Millennials often get a bad rap, they're accused of many things being entitled and lazy top charts-In this episode Chloe Lynn dispels that myth.  Chloe Lynn, a young twenty something.  Also known as the "aesthetics …

Darius Oxley

October 19th, 2018

31:09

Darius attended UMBC on a full scholarship where he ran track, after graduating with a mathematics he hung up his spikes and began his a career as a …

Daisha Williams

October 8th, 2018

38:21

Daisha is a college professor, mother of two beautiful children an 11yr old and 9yr old one of which is autistic. After the birth of her daughter she …

Lilly Soliman

October 4th, 2018

32:10

Lilly grew up in East LA one of the toughest neighborhoods in California, where you either become a victim or a survivor-Lilly choose the latter. In …

Kim Derrell Swift & M Kendrick Miles

September 26th, 2018

26:58

Typically not the faces that you'd see doing an IRONMAN but, then again these two are not your typical average Joe's. Swift & Miles met through their shared passion for triathlons and the power of social media …

Khadijah Diggs

September 21st, 2018

31:14

Khadijah is the 1st Muslim Woman Triathlete to qualify for Team USA, during this episode she recaps her race IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa World Championships experience. She's a project manager by day who is sponsored by …

Daniel Pelham

September 18th, 2018

29:58

Daniel is a husband and father of two beautiful children, he's programmer/coder by day and fitness enthusiast nutrition coach and stand up comic by …

Jason Reinhardt Founder and Owner of Peaks Apparel

September 6th, 2018

38:27

Jason spent years designing medical staff plans now he's designing custom TRI Kits for professional triathletes to weekend warriors. We talked about how he turned his passion into a business.

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Cheryl Donald Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT

August 29th, 2018

24:59

When Cheryl is not racking up podium wins or running with the Brooklyn Running Club or training with Project Moonshot; she's assisting other in the …

Tyrik Jackson

July 10th, 2018

33:14

Tarik is the owner and founder of the Premier Barber Institute & Sharper Image Barbers. He is a coach mentor educator and entrepreneur. At an …

Interview w/Polow Lynn

July 3rd, 2018

16:35

Polo is the owner of Juuice Atlanta, after near death scare he decided to take control of his health and he started juicing and hosting juice …

Harbert Okuti Interview

June 19th, 2018

12:09

Harbert recently placed 3rd at the Popular Brooklyn Half, we had the opportunity to meet with him at Westchester Road Runner.

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Anthony Reed NBMA Special Announcement

April 16th, 2018

22:14

In this episode Tony Reed the co-founder of the National Black Marathoners Association-(NBMA) shares an exiting new partnership/sponsorship with Ashworth Medals and he announces the 1st three inductees into the National …

Thomas Neuberger From Believe In The Run

April 2nd, 2018

30:49

With Dunkin Donuts and Saucony dropping the Kinvara9 just in time for the Boston Marathon some either loved it or hated it. Wherever you fall on the spectrum there's no denying they took a unique approach and thank God …

Tonya Nero

March 24th, 2018

19:22

Tonya Nero of Trinidad&Tabago is the number one ranked caribbean marathoner who was setting records at Colby Community and Witchita State …

Martinus Evans

March 19th, 2018

33:57

Martinus Evans aka Chief Goal Crusher in Charge is the host of the 300 Pounds and Running Podcast. Martinus was recently featured in Runners World Magazine, while he may not have the typically runners physic he doesn't …

Kimberly Bradley aka LipstickNfit

March 1st, 2018

24:05

For the past 4yrs I followed Kimberly's amazing fitness journey. Imagine how excited I was to see her featured in Runner's World Magazine; her old …

MarathonPandaMaurice int

February 8th, 2018

26:26

Fire 🔥 interview with Maurice Lowman aka MarathonPandaMaurice tune into to hear how this former alcohol/drug addict transformed his life through …

Hector Picard

January 29th, 2018

19:46

Hector Picard aka “The No Hands Ironman”. I had the pleasure of hearing his incredible story in Miami last year and was blown away.

Completing an Ironman is huge accomplishment doing it 5x is just insane and finishing …

Andre Slay Para-Marathoner

January 24th, 2018

32:23

Andre Slay is a Para-Marathoner Sprinter and Pilot after loosing his leg in a motorcycle accident he found himself in a peculiar place a chance …

Tell It Like Is Thursday’s H&M

January 11th, 2018

13:36

Is H&M advertisement racist? Idk 😐🤷‍♂️ if they had folks sitting around a table conspiring saying: yeah let’s do this to piss off some people …

Testimony Service Gone Wrong?

January 5th, 2018

33:19

Testimony service used to be a staple in churches, a time where folks would share what and where God has brought them from. A recent video in which a …

Tell It Like It Is Thursday’s

December 21st, 2017

23:46

On today’s segment of “tell it like it is Thursday’s” we have two call in guest Ebony Butler and Kim Isahah. Ebony raises an alternate view of sexual harassment accusations, one in which there is a male accusing a woman …

Did Kylie Copy Fenty Beauty? 🤷🏽‍♂️

December 13th, 2017

7:01

Did Kylie Jenner cosmetics copy Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty? 🤷🏽‍♂️ We had a conversation with one of RiRi biggest fans to find out. They say imitation is form of flattery. Personally I think 🤔 it’s a good business …

Time Magazine Cover #Metoo

December 12th, 2017

21:42

We’ve seen an enormous rise in the number Sexual Harassment allegations and settlement cases over the past few months; with every passing day you’re wondering who’s going to be next to fall from grace. And it seems as …

Tom Scheer Interview

December 4th, 2017

27:13

Tom swam 28.8mi, traveled 1344mi on his bike and ran 314.4mi in order to get to Kona-that only took him 11yrs, 10 months, 29days, 11hours, 21minutes …

There’s No Off Season

December 3rd, 2017

0:02

I’ve been in recovery mode since the Chicago Marathon time to get back on the road s/o to wattsoflove for lighting the road early this morning-feels good beating the sun up. It was a Saucony kinda day feeling …

Unity Collective Interview

November 26th, 2017

26:08

The Co-founders of the Unity Collective Da’Rel Patterson and Tes Sobomehin Marshall sit down for an exclusive interview to share their backstory of …

Runutainment’s Founder Chat 💭

November 4th, 2017

25:37

Behind The Wheels Host Derek Oxley talks about the early days of “Runutainment” how he launched the “Runinn Skits” Weekly Race Recaps, BTW Morning Show and how he found the studio for production.

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Who Gets Invited 2 Da Cookout?

November 3rd, 2017

11:04

When male black entertainers fall from grace some still get invited to cookouts while R Kelly was preying on young girls many continued stepping in the name of love but Chrisette gets no love; why?

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Thursday Rundown

November 2nd, 2017

15:29

When your favorite app does an update 😫• Gotta love responsive inquiries • Nip hate in the bud • Where are the Nike 4% Vaporfly? • Your outrage …

A RunChat w/James Ravenell

November 1st, 2017

23:22

Cyclist turned runner A native Brooklynite who now lives in Harlem, NY. He’s the father of two amazing children he refers to as ‘his heroes.’  He’s the founder of Black Runners connection.

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Life is like a Trail

October 31st, 2017

4:59

On the trail and in life you’re going to face obstacles, the question is what are you going to do?

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Morning Rundown

October 29th, 2017

14:59

Apology Writers Growing Business? • My two cents • Running A Marathon Doesn’t Make You A Marathoner? Change is A Good Thing

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Morning Rant

October 28th, 2017

5:09

Drive time rant $1.7Million On Decorations Sexual Harassment

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Edward Broadnax Interview

October 27th, 2017

19:41

Ed was born and raised in Columbia South Carolina he spent 26 in the Army with several tours in Afghanistan after 911. He’s a former combat …

Brenda Ngozi Stallings

October 25th, 2017

21:47

Brenda Ngozi Stallings is a member of the Little Rock Marathon Group, National Black Marathoners Association a Half Fanatic/ Maniac Double Agent retired BGR Ambassador and RRCA running coach.

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A Chat With Norman Seavers

October 23rd, 2017

19:49

Former Associate Vice Pres at Broward College Norman was the first African American Man to qualify for the 🇺🇸 Long Course Team. He was doing …

Shut Up 🤐 Tommie

October 23rd, 2017

21:02

Thomas Mitchell of Shut Up 🤐 Tommie Podcast • Connected w/BTW to talk about his road to running • The impetuous behind starting Shut Up 🤐 Tommie • Over coming his medal 🏅 addiction • Stand Up Comedy

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Anchor Shop Talk With Talk

October 21st, 2017

11:48

Anchor ⚓️ Shop talk with fellow Podcaster Thomas Mitchell of Shut Up 🤐 Tommie The Podcast. A brief how to use the interview feature on the app.

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Breaking Out Of a Running Funk

October 21st, 2017

11:03

Getting Out of A Running Funk • Find Beauty In The Struggle • From Pain To Power • Love Yourz • Closing thoughts future guest, the Host of The Shut Up 🤐 Tommie Podcast

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Women Of Impact

October 21st, 2017

23:24

Women's Business Development Council Recap 20th Anniversary Gala Luncheon • A Fireside Chat With Fran Pastore Pres/CEO WBDC & Carla Harris Vice Chairman of Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley

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Women' Business Development

October 20th, 2017

12:09

Women's Business Development Council Recap 20th Anniversary Gala Luncheon • A Fireside Chat With Fran Pastore Pres/CEO WBDC & Carla Harris Vice Chairman of Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley

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Chicago Marathon Show Final 💭💭

October 19th, 2017

15:00

The Road To ChiTown Marathon Final Episode • It's Not Always Going To Be Peaches and Cream. But, it's so worth it in the end • Power (feat. Kendrick …

Evening Edition

October 17th, 2017

7:34

Productive Day Weekly Race Recap ✅ • Who Smokes Cigarettes On A Trail? • What's Your Favorite Song To Sing 🎶 In The 🚿? • Looks Like I'm Going To Gala... What Do You Wear To Gala?🤷🏽‍♂️

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Starting Fresh

October 17th, 2017

5:30

Tuesday Truths Good Morning • Morning Rundown • Politics Sports & Ent

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