Sport Lifestyle Podcast Season 2, Bonus Episode

If closing the gender gap presents an opportunity to generate $28 Trillion in economic activity, is it not time to turn talk into action? Our guest host Melissa Schwartz, Ann Rodriguez, and Kerith Lemon tackle this subject and much more for this bonus episode of the Sport Lifestyle Podcast.

Sport Lifestyle Podcast Season 2, Episode 8 with Kyle Bunch

We speak with Kyle Bunch from R/GA about the work he and his agency do for brands like Nike, ESPN, Samsung, the L.A. Dodgers, and more. JP and Mike were up on the Hill alongside celebrity athletes lobbying for the passage of the PHIT Act. We also leave the Poobah time to opine about the fate of DSG, whether or not Modell’s can reinvent itself after 130 years, and Amazon dropping vendors.


Sport Lifestyle Podcast Season 2, Episode 6 with Robert Hart

Our guest host Ann Rodriguez (A Rod) and Melissa Schwartz interview Robert “Bob” Hart the Executive Vice President of AECOM Building Construction. Bob’s current projects include the Rams and Chargers new stadium in Inglewood, USC Coliseum renovation, ASU Stadium renovation, and the new San Francisco Giants Spring Training Facility. Other notable stadium projects in Bob’s portfolio include the Arizona Cardinals Stadium, Diamondbacks Stadium, Mariner’s Safeco Field, and the Giant’s AT&T Park to name a few. A Rod and Melissa also tackle Robert Kraft’s legal woes and discuss Nike’s “Dream Crazier” ad.

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Sport Lifestyle Podcast Season 2, Episode 3 with Ann Rodriguez

We speak with Ann Rodriguez, most recently the Chief Operating Officer of the WNBA. We also banter about the PGA Show, adidas’s explosive Yeezy growth, and have a lightening round. One of the three of us bet against the GOAT for Super Bowl LIII.

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Sport Lifestyle Podcast episode 21 with Matt Tingler

We speak to RW Baird’s Matt Tingler. JP’s all about Lulu’s ABC’s. The Poobah is a little paranoid that Google and allBirds are conspiring to spam him with e-mails. And Mike wants the Redskins to become “Americas” team by changing their name and signing Colin Kaepernick.

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Sport Lifestyle Podcast episode 20 with Joey Pointer, Caspar Coppetti & Bill Springer

JP and The Poobah are back from The Running Event in Austin with insights and observations. We also speak with Fleet Feet CEO Joey Pointer, On Running CEO Caspar Coppetti, and Diversified Communications EVP Bill Springer.


Sport Lifestyle Podcast episode 19 with Lance Pinn and Bill Hackett

JP was on the Hill lobbying Senators to pass the PHIT Act. Neil was out at Winter OR where he interviewed the founder of Brooklyn Boulders Lance Pinn and Theranco Outdoor President Bill Hackett. We also discuss Facebook pop-ups at Macy’s, Allbirds’ new high-tops, adidas’ work culture, and the Poobah awards a comeback brand of they year.


Sport Lifestyle Podcast episode 16 with Nathalie Sonne

After taking a couple weeks off, the guys are back to interview Nathalie Sonne from the leAD Sports Accelerator in Berlin,Germany.  Berlin is far from our studio, so please excuse the echo. They also yap about their time together in Denver for the SFIA Industry Leaders Summit and Startup Challenge, unpack the pending Yeti IPO, and have a lightening around of news.

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Sport Lifestyle Podcast episode 15 with Jeff Angus from PlaySight

On this episode, we speak with PLAYSIGHT Head of Marketing Jeff Angus. We also tackle Nike's decision to make Colin Kaepernick the face of their campaign celebrating the 30th anniversary of JUST DO IT. It took Colin Kaepernick to get the three of us to agree on something. 


Sport Lifestyle Podcast episode 14 with Ellen Schmidt-Devlin

On this podcast, the guys speak with Ellen Schmidt-Devlin, the Co-Founder and Director of the Sports Product Management Program at the University of Oregon. Neil is given plenty of runway. JP’s most recent on-line purchase disappoints. Gügs just tries to land the plane. 

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Sport Lifestyle Podcast episode 13 with Marisa Gardini and David McTague

On this episode, the guys speak with Marisa Gardini and David McTague from ED, the Ellen DeGeneres lifestyle brand. JP expresses his desire to rock anything with a gorilla on it if it goes to support their safety and well being. Neil guesses wildly wrong as to what Marisa sports on her feet to get around Manhattan.  Gügs needs to get out more having just discovered Todd Snyder New York. 

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Marisa Gardini's fabulous choice in Footwear