Happy Birthday To My Parents Office
My Parents Office turns one today so here are my top five favorite interviews.
Has it already been a year? It just doesn’t feel right, but I guess it is.
I won’t lie, this is pretty awesome. The show was just a Covid-19 thought that I pitched to Brett and we ran with it. Now we’re a year in with over a hundred episodes out with great interviews and more on the way.
Starting the show off was nerve racking. I was concerned that we wouldn’t find people to interview, I was scared no one would listen. But, over time the listenership grew and those fears slowly washed away.
Our first episode was recorded in the office where I interviewed my former college teammate and friend, Phoenix Jack. We had one working microphone and had to have Brett edit the episode heavily to knock out some awkward dead air.
It was fun, but I’m pretty sure I sweat through my shirt that day.
Following that episode, things got easier. Brett and I got better chemistry, we came up with new ideas, and I got more comfortable interviewing people. The show got better.
Now to celebrate our one year anniversary, I’m going to give my top five favorite interviews that I’ve done on the show. I’ve had a blast with just about all of them, but some just stick out in your mind as your favorite.
Honorable Mention: Episode 96 with Pat Ragazzo, Episode 87 with Brody Limric, Episode 64 with Chris Zorich, Episode 63 with Ridge Lovett, Episode 6 with Dave Cullinane
5. Episode 81 with Jeff Nadu: This interview was a blast honestly. Jeff used to work at Barstool Sports and was pushed out by Rico Bosco. At the time, Jeff was recruited and added to Kirk Minihanes trivia team so we discussed that as I’m a huge minifan.
Quick update on that, Jeff never competed on the trivia team.
We dove deep into his rivalry with Rico Bosco and how the two were offered large amounts of money to do the Men of Honor podcast and even fight in Rough N Rowdy.
One of the things I found most interesting in the interview was Jeffs extensive knowledge of the mob as we discussed his show, The Sit Down: A Mafia History Podcast. Go check that out.
Just an all around good time talking Barstool, the mafia, and NBA with the Big Man On Campus.
4. Episode 40 with Mike Squires: Mike Squires is an eccentric personality that does it all. He’s a producer, videographer, and photographer that works with big time artists like Chris Webby, Watsky, and ANoyd so talking about those experiences is a blast.
This was Mikes second time on the pod and we discussed two songs that he recently dropped at the time, Take Me Home with Atlus and Crazy Love with J-Wright and Camila Recchio.
What I found most interesting was when I asked about the relationship between J-Wright and Camila Recchio and Mike said that they had never worked together prior. He put the two together and made a great song.
My favorite aspect of talking to Mike is that he’s a Connecticut guy. We took a deep dive into CT artists and how there is a lot of talent when you peel back the top layer of artists like Chris Webby.
We got into what it means to represent CT and why some artists shy away from it and why Mike doesn’t. Awesome time, going to get Mike back on when he’s back from tour with Chris Webby.
3. Episode 95 with Braxton Amos: I thought this interview was going to be a long shot to land, but when I posted my monthly goals about wanting to interview Braxton, he immediately commented and we set it up.
Wrestlers have some of the best personalities and stories to tell and Braxton didn’t disappoint. We discussed his recruitment and how he felt that West Virginia disrespected him by not offering a full scholarship.
Following that, we talk about the big match that looms over college wrestling between Braxton and A.J. Ferrari. Braxton doesn’t feel too worried, “I mean it’s the same old thing, it’s somebody I’ve got to wrestle”.
What I really enjoyed most was talking about how Braxton would encounter the NIL and getting into his old Halloween costumes.
Hopefully after his freshman season at Wisconsin we’ll have Braxton back on the show.
2. Episode 27 with Spose: This was a dream. Spose is my favorite artist on the planet and I got to pick his brain a bit about different songs and projects he’s worked on in the past and ones he was currently working on.
Spose came on a little bit after he released Marcy Projects and the Infinite Sadness, the project where he combined Jay-Zs music with Smashing Pumpkins, two of his inspirations.
We also talk about how his music style somewhat shifted to punk rock, but was also rapping like a mad man. This ultimately turned into his double album, Get Rich or Die Ryan.
Another big topic of conversation was different artists from Maine like JR Specs, J Spin, and Crucify Aidan putting pressure on him to stay on his toes. Much like CT, Maine is deep with talented artists.
There were lots of other questions I wish I asked Spose, but I had a blast interviewing my favorite musician.
1. Episodes 8, 43, and 109 with JR Specs: JR takes the cake as my all time favorite interview(s). The Maine native has been on three episodes along with making the theme song for the podcast which was huge.
In each of the three episodes JR has been on, we’ve discussed his new music like GRAPEVINE or Getcha Geeked and have built rapport over time.
The last time he was on was probably my favorite because we dissected some lyrics from GRAPEVINE, like “I just wanna scoop like Rocky Road” and we discussed his Tik Tok game as the delivery boy rapper.
Just an overall good dude with an awesome personality that brings it every time he’s been on the podcast.