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Guys Telling Stories Podcast

66 EpisodesProduced by Rich Douglas & Bill EastonWebsite

Guys Telling Stories seeks out fascinating stories from innovators, entrepreneurs, athletes, & entertainers.Hosted by Rich Douglas and Bill Easton, the show's goal is to provide entertainment and motivation to its listeners, encouraging them to pursue their ambitions and dreams, while enjoying the s… read more

66 Episodes | 2015 - 2020

YouTube Announcement | Rich Smith - Teaching Millionaires

April 6th, 2020


Here's the big news - Rich started a NEW YouTube channel.

With schools canceled and a government mandate to stay indoors, Rich decided to share his …

BEST Alaska Cruise

January 16th, 2020


Here's exactly how to plan and take the BEST Alaska Cruise - we discuss the best time of year to cruise Alaska, the price of an Alaska cruise, and all the best things to do in Alaska at each cruise port.  Still have …

Flying for FREE with Southwest Companion Pass

December 18th, 2019


Here's exactly how to get the Southwest Companion Pass - remember, this travel perk allows you to choose one person to fly with you, free of airline charges, for nearly two years on Southwest Airlines.  Still have …

Biking Martha's Vineyard

November 14th, 2019


Lighthouses & Lobster Rolls.  Rich talks with Simon from Great Bike Tours on cycling the famous island of Martha's Vineyard - LISTEN HERE!


Hero Pilot Captain Tammie Jo Shults Saves Flight 1380

October 10th, 2019


Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 suffered catastrophic engine failure on April 17, 2018. Drawing on her years of training as a pilot in the US Navy, …

Perfect Day in Aruba

April 11th, 2019


One day in Aruba isn't enough time to experience everything this happy island has to offer.  In an effort to tackle the impossible, the guys tell …

Relaunching Jolt Cola

March 28th, 2019


Jolt Cola was relaunched by entrepreneur Chase Slepak.  After decades of dabbling in everything from bounty hunting to owning a car wash business, …

Paul Grenier & Dave Luckenbach from Mortalis Brewing Company

March 14th, 2019


Top 25 Brewery in the World! Paul Grenier & Dave Luckenbach talk about skyrocketing to success since opening Mortalis Brewing Company.


Learn …

Niagara Falls Insider Tips

February 28th, 2019


On a mission to plan the perfect trip to Niagara Falls, the guys ask travel blogger Lindsay Davies for her insider tips on the best time of year to visit, how to see the Falls up close, and must-see area attractions.


Selling the "Home Alone" House

December 13th, 2018


The "Home Alone" house changed owners just one time since the filming of the classic holiday movie. The guys talk with award-winning realtor Marissa …

World's Largest Disco with Dave Pietrowski

November 20th, 2018


World's Largest Disco raised over $5 million for charity. This annual retro-themed party hosts thousands dressed in 1970's fashion. Event founder Dave Pietrowski tells how he started this phenomenon and kept it going …

Navy SEAL Entrepreneur Salvatore DeFranco

November 6th, 2018


Navy SEAL Entrepreneur Disrupts Local Coffee Industry! Salvatore DeFranco talks all about his years of military service, surviving a traumatic hit-and-run accident, and founding the innovative Battle Grounds Coffee …

Baby Boy Born Today!

October 23rd, 2018


This episode is all about our very own podcast host Rich Douglas and the day his first son was born! He tells the whole story, from the 4am wake up …

Tom Sartori

October 9th, 2018


Singer-songwriter to poker player to world traveler, Tom Sartori tells all about how he turned his love for music into an amazing career full of …

Best of Bermuda in 48 Hours with Ilana Schattauer

September 25th, 2018


With only 48 hours to explore the beautiful island of Bermuda, the guys ask founder of Life Well Cruised Ilana Schattauer for tips on the best …

Tim Herzog from Flying Bison Brewing Company

September 11th, 2018


From 5 years of red tape to the tragic death of his co-founder, Tim Herzog tells all about the impossible journey he went through starting Flying Bison Brewery Company.


Learn more about Tim Herzog at

Groundhog Day with Punxsutawney Phil

January 30th, 2018


Thousands gather every February to celebrate Groundhog Day with Punxsutawney Phil. Executive Director Katie Donald takes us behind the scenes of this world famous phenomenon.


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Biking Across the Florida Keys

January 23rd, 2018


100 mile bike ride across 42 bridges. Jerry and Ken Goldman organize the Florida Keys bike ride with their company Pedal Across Wisconsin. They tell …

Fan Who Caught the Swedish Silver Medal

January 16th, 2018


The fan who caught the Swedish hockey captain’s discarded silver medal at the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship was none other than our very own …

Charlie Todd

January 9th, 2018


Charlie Todd is famous for filming massively organized pranks in public places. His wildly successful company Improv Everywhere is known for the …

Women in Tech - Heather Sidorowicz

December 26th, 2017


Heather Sidorowicz recently won the Women in Consumer Technology Legacy Award and was elected to the CEDIA Board of Directors. She also owns the …

Dr. Paul White

December 19th, 2017


Difficult Coworkers? Dr. Paul White can help. He is a psychologist and author who has helped millions learn the 5 Languages of Appreciation in the …

Johnny Jet

December 12th, 2017


Johnny Jet visited 20 countries a year for over 20 years. This travel pro learned how to win the frequent flier game and now helps millions save money while traveling the world.


Learn more about Johnny Jet at 

SantaCon New York City

December 5th, 2017


SantaCon NYC raised over $300,000 for charity. This annual gathering is a nonsensical celebration with thousands dressed as Santa Claus. Event …

Gina Nebesar

November 28th, 2017


Gina Nebesar helps people make babies! Co-founder of Ovia Health, her company's family of apps have helped millions with fertility, pregnancy, and parenting.


Learn more about Gina Nebesar at

Chad Brodsky

November 21st, 2017


Chad Brodsky started City Brew Tours with $3,000 and a pair of German lederhosen. His wildly successful business is the ultimate beer tourism …

S4 Preview

November 14th, 2017


Season 4 kicks off with baby news from Rich and business news from Bill. The guys then dive into the world of travel hacking! -- Check out our sponsor Podcast Your Story at Theme music …

S3 Finale

July 4th, 2017


Rich & Bill close out Season 3 with stories about a rogue vacuum cleaner, an indecent proposal, and the rest of their favorite behind-the-scenes moments. --Loyal listeners, take our Season 3 survey at

S3 Episode 11: Mike & Amy Lesakowski

June 27th, 2017


Mike & Amy Lesakowski raised over $1 million for cancer research and seek to break the record for the world's longest hockey game! Their story about the 11 Day Power Play is undeniably heroic. -- Learn more about …

S3 Episode 10: Kate McCue

June 20th, 2017


Kate McCue is the first American female captain of a cruise ship!   Captain of the Celebrity Summit, she oversees thousands of people every day …

S3 Episode 9: Bristol Marunde

June 13th, 2017


Bristol Marunde flips houses and fights crime!! He's star of the TV show Flip or Flop Vegas, a pro MMA fighter, and owner of ReignFC Promotions. …

S3 Episode 8: Joe Moravsky

June 6th, 2017


Joe Moravsky is an American Ninja Warrior! He's a gifted athlete, meteorologist, and dedicated husband & father. You'll never guess where Joe …

S3 Episode 7: Manjit Minhas

May 30th, 2017


Manjit Minhas stars on the hit television show Dragons' Den!   At 26 years old, she co-founded one of the world's largest breweries Minhas Craft …

S3 Episode 6: Benjamin Watson

May 23rd, 2017


Benjamin Watson went from Super Bowl Champion to father of five! He's tight end for the Baltimore Ravens and author of The New Dad's Playbook. His tell-it-like-it-is advice on being a husband & father will help men …

S3 Episode 5: Clint Hill

May 16th, 2017


Clint Hill was a Secret Service agent for five U.S. presidents!   He climbed onto JFK’s limousine to shield the president and first lady during the assassination in November 1963.   He's author of the best-selling book

S3 Episode 4: John Kimmich

May 9th, 2017


John Kimmich brews the Holy Grail of beer!   He's owner of The Alchemist Brewery in Vermont, an active environmentalist, and creator of the legendary …

S3 Episode 3: Andrew Hallam

May 2nd, 2017


Andrew Hallam became a millionaire on a teacher's salary then retired before the age of 40!   He's a bone cancer survivor, elite athlete, and author of the best-selling book Millionaire Teacher.   You'll be amazed when …

S3 Episode 2: Matt Granite

April 25th, 2017


Matt Granite helps people save money every single day!!   He's the Deal Guy on TV & YouTube, and his news segment features the biggest daily deals anywhere.   PS - You'll never guess what happened 40 years ago that …

S3 Episode 1: Dave McGillivray

April 18th, 2017


Dave McGillivray ran across the U.S. to raise money for children with cancer!! He's race director of the Boston Marathon, and his sports management enterprise DMSE has helped raise millions for worthy causes. PS - …

S3 Preview

April 11th, 2017


Hosts Rich Douglas and Bill Easton recap the offseason, announce the GTS T-Shirt Design Challenge, and catch up with Producer Sean about his #vanlife conversion and new life in San Diego.

S2 Finale

October 4th, 2016


Join the guys as they take a look back at the second season of the Guys Telling Stories podcast.  Rich, Bill, and Sean reflect on their favorite Season 2 moments and share memories from behind-the-scenes.

S2 Episode 11: Eric Hutchinson

September 27th, 2016


Eric Hutchinson is a talented musician. He tells stories about early success, opens up about personal challenges, and shares his excitement about his fourth studio album Easy Street.     Visit …

S2 Episode 10: Craig Muni

September 20th, 2016


3-Time Stanley Cup Champion - Craig Muni is a hockey legend. He tells stories about his NHL career, hoisting the Stanley Cup, and life after being a professional athlete.     Visit if …

S2 Episode 9: Joe Licata

September 13th, 2016


Quarterback Story - Joe Licata is a decorated quarterback. He tells stories about growing up, family, and his dream of playing quarterback at the highest level.   Visit if you’d like to …

S2 Episode 8: Mickey Gall

September 6th, 2016


MMA Fighter - Mickey Gall is a UFC mixed martial artist. He tells stories about calling out former WWE Champion CM Punk and what life is like for a professional fighter.

Visit if you’d …

S2 Episode 7: Christopher Harris

August 30th, 2016


Fantasy Football Expert - Christopher Harris is an award-winning podcaster. He tells stories about life before joining ESPN and his decision to walk …

S2 Episode 6: Rory Karpf

August 23rd, 2016


Evolution of a Filmmaker - Rory Karpf is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker.  He tells stories of interning at the MTV Beach House and Late …

S2 Episode 5: Mary Saxer

August 16th, 2016


DEFYING GRAVITY - Mary Saxer is a professional pole vaulter. In this two-part episode, she tells stories about pouring her heart and soul into …

S2 Episode 4: Anita Alvarez

August 9th, 2016


USA Olympian - Anita Alvarez is a synchronized swimmer representing the United States at the Rio 2016 Olympics.  She tells stories about moving across the country to pursue her dream and what it's like to be an Olympic …

S2 Episode 3: Steve Carbone

August 2nd, 2016


SPOILER ALERT - Steve Carbone is the mastermind behind, the website famous for spoiling "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette." He tells stories about life before his first spoiler, being sued by the …

S2 Episode 2: Phin & Sara DeMink

July 26th, 2016


BREWING UP SUCCESS - Phin and Sara DeMink are the founders and owners of Southern Tier Brewing Company.  The husband-wife duo shares stories about building their brewery from the ground up and how they grew to be a Top …

S2 Episode 1: Tucker Max

July 19th, 2016


JERK to CEO.  Tucker Max is known for writing stories about sex and drinking.  The New York Times bestselling author reveals how he said goodbye to …

S2 Preview

July 12th, 2016


Hosts Rich Douglas and Bill Easton introduce Producer Sean, thank listeners for Season 2 nominations, and announce the arrival of Guys Telling Stories Merch, including a fan design contest for their next t-shirt.

S1 Finale

March 15th, 2016


Join the guys as they take a look back at the first season of the Guys Telling Stories podcast. Rich and Bill reflect on their favorite Season 1 stories and share memories from behind-the-scenes.

S1 Episode 11: John Gavigan

March 8th, 2016


Directing the $5 Million Startup Competition. John Gavigan is Executive Director of 43North. He tells stories about his childhood candy stand, the …

S1 Episode 10: Joe List

March 1st, 2016


Living a Lifetime of Comedy. Joe List grew up listening to comedy albums and dreaming of becoming a comedian. He tells stories about starting out at open mic nights in Boston, experiencing recent success with his …

S1 Episode 9: Mike Shatzel

February 23rd, 2016


Growing a Restaurant Empire. Mike Shatzel is owner of seven successful restaurants and has plans to open a brewery. Mike tells stories about his …

S1 Episode 8: Fred Frank

February 16th, 2016


How Dr. Frank Forever Changed the Wine Industry. Fred Frank is the grandson to the founder of Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars. Fred shares stories …

S1 Episode 7: Doug Allen

February 9th, 2016


What's It Like to be the Anthem Guy? Doug Allen is the principle anthem singer for the Buffalo Sabres. He tells stories about growing up on a farm, sending in his first audition tape, and the meaning behind The Point. …

S1 Episode 6: Heather Sidorowicz

February 2nd, 2016


Jumping Into the Tech Industry.  Heather Sidorowicz is a leader in the field of technology integration.  She tells stories about starting in …

S1 Episode 5: Jarod Miller

January 26th, 2016


Animal Kingdom and Beyond. Jarod Miller grew up with an uncontrollable fascination for wildlife and animals. He tells stories about learning …

S1 Episode 4: Steve Balesteri

January 19th, 2016


Taking the Next Step as a Musician.  Steve Balesteri joined every singing group school offered, but it wasn't until after college when he found the …

S1 Episode 3: Emily Kluckhohn

January 12th, 2016


Want to Start an Online Business?  Emily Kluckhohn, Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo, tells stories about taking a risk and leaving her …

S1 Episode 2: Russell J. Salvatore

January 5th, 2016


80 Years in the Restaurant Business?  Check.  Million-Dollar Philanthropist?  Check.  Russell J. Salvatore, owner of Russell's Steaks, Chops, & …

S1 Episode 1: Jason Havens & Dave Johnson

December 29th, 2015


What's it like to start a brewery?  Hosts Rich Douglas and Bill Easton are joined by Jason Havens and Dave Johnson, founders and owners of Rusty Nickel Brewing Co.  Years in the making, their brewery has been open a …

S1 Preview: The Storytelling Begins

December 29th, 2015


Hosts Rich Douglas and Bill Easton tease what listeners can expect to hear in future episodes, brainstorm potential guests, and preview the tone of the show.  Overall, the Guys Telling Stories podcast …

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