Sports & Recreation

Episode 69 with Skateboarding Buddies: Steve Armstrong, Jay Lauf and Freddie Johnson!

Episode 69 with skateboarding buddies: Steve Armstrong, Jay Lauf and Freddie Johnson! These three dudes have carved out lifetime friendships due to their mutual love of skateboarding. We discuss how the activity has caused them happiness, sorrow and whole lot of laughs for well over a decade. Also the beers are flowing so get ready for some NSFW fun.  Song of the week is “Walter’s Dream” from the Cool Mutants. Check em out:  https://coolmutants.bandcamp.com/                

Episode 69 with skateboarding buddies: Steve Armstrong, Jay Lauf and Freddie Johnson! These three dudes have carved out lifetime friendships due to their mutual love of skateboarding. We discuss how the activity has caused them happiness, sorrow and whole lot of laughs for well over a decade. Also the beers are flowing so get ready for some NSFW fun.

Song of the week is “Walter’s Dream” from the Cool Mutants. Check em out: https://coolmutants.bandcamp.com/               

Episode 68 is with Yoga Instructor: Brooke Armbruster!

Episode 68 is with Yoga Instructor: Brooke Armbruster! Combining her love of yoga and craft beers into one event, Brooke has created “Stretch & Sip” a yoga session that involves a tasty alcoholic beverage. Brooke shares with us the positive impact yoga has had on her life on both a mental and physical level and how she is now able to pass along that positivness to others. Follow along with her upcoming events by going to:  https://www.facebook.com/events/765160450324843/?ti=icl ,  http://instagram.com/om_powered   Song of the week is “Let’s Ride” by Murphy’s Horizon! https://soundcloud.com/murphyseventhorizon  

Episode 68 is with Yoga Instructor: Brooke Armbruster! Combining her love of yoga and craft beers into one event, Brooke has created “Stretch & Sip” a yoga session that involves a tasty alcoholic beverage. Brooke shares with us the positive impact yoga has had on her life on both a mental and physical level and how she is now able to pass along that positivness to others. Follow along with her upcoming events by going to: https://www.facebook.com/events/765160450324843/?ti=icl, http://instagram.com/om_powered

Song of the week is “Let’s Ride” by Murphy’s Horizon! https://soundcloud.com/murphyseventhorizon  

Episode 65 with Professional Wrestler: Jonathan Huff (Scott Sexton)!

Episode 65 is with Professional Wrestler: Jonathan Huff (Scott Sexton)! The Narrator of the Neckbreaker shares with us many wonderful stories about his time inside the squared circle. We discuss wrestling childhood heroes, near career ending injuries and the art of being a jerk!  Song of the week is “Hold it Down” by friends of the show Gentlemen and Scholars. Check em out: http://gentlemenandscholarsrock.com/  

Episode 65 is with Professional Wrestler: Jonathan Huff (Scott Sexton)! The Narrator of the Neckbreaker shares with us many wonderful stories about his time inside the squared circle. We discuss wrestling childhood heroes, near career ending injuries and the art of being a jerk!

Song of the week is “Hold it Down” by friends of the show Gentlemen and Scholars. Check em out: http://gentlemenandscholarsrock.com/  

Episode 64 with Cosplayer and former Semi-Pro Football Player: Eric Kendall!

Episode 64 is with Cosplayer and former Semi-Pro Football Player, Eric Kendall. With big muscles, a big heart and a big personality Eric is dashing every stereotype you may have between jocks and nerds. We discuss the many comic conventions Eric has attended and has injected fun into by dressing up and interacting with the other guests. Also, we talk about his time playing Semi Pro ball and all the different personalities he met along the way.  Song of the week is “Why Not” by Hollywood Rowe. Hollywood Rowe just released a mixtape called “Don’t Quit Your Daydream” so of course we had to talk about it!  http://www.datpiff.com/Hollywood-Rowe-Dont-Quit-Your-Day-Dream-mixtape.841710.html      

Episode 64 is with Cosplayer and former Semi-Pro Football Player, Eric Kendall. With big muscles, a big heart and a big personality Eric is dashing every stereotype you may have between jocks and nerds. We discuss the many comic conventions Eric has attended and has injected fun into by dressing up and interacting with the other guests. Also, we talk about his time playing Semi Pro ball and all the different personalities he met along the way.

Song of the week is “Why Not” by Hollywood Rowe. Hollywood Rowe just released a mixtape called “Don’t Quit Your Daydream” so of course we had to talk about it! http://www.datpiff.com/Hollywood-Rowe-Dont-Quit-Your-Day-Dream-mixtape.841710.html     

Episode 62 with Falconer, Bassist and DDP Yoga Instructor: Jonathan Munnier!

Episode 62 is with Falconer, Bassist and DDP Yoga Instructor: Jonathan Munnier! A man of many interests and hobbies Jonathan gives us a break down on how he can not only balance but excel in these activities. Full of insightful information on how to immerse yourself in new passions, this is a must hear conversation for those looking to spark off a new hobby!  Song of the week is “Bereavement”’ from Jon’s band On the Shoulder of Giants. Check them out: https://www.facebook.com/ontsog/?pnref=lhc

Episode 62 is with Falconer, Bassist and DDP Yoga Instructor: Jonathan Munnier! A man of many interests and hobbies Jonathan gives us a break down on how he can not only balance but excel in these activities. Full of insightful information on how to immerse yourself in new passions, this is a must hear conversation for those looking to spark off a new hobby!

Song of the week is “Bereavement”’ from Jon’s band On the Shoulder of Giants. Check them out: https://www.facebook.com/ontsog/?pnref=lhc

Episode 55 with Bodybuilder: Natalie Carr!

Episode 55 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is a conversation with Bodybuilder: Natalie Carr! Natalie describes the difficult journey of developing and maintaining the optimum physique. We discuss how life in the gym has changed her life for the better and caused her to push further in other aspects of life. Plus she tells us all about her greatest love: DONUTS. Take a look at her Instagram just to see how awesome of a job she’s doing. https://www.instagram.com/thenatmarie/?hl=en

Song of the week is “Stellar” from friend of the show, Midnight Starship. This song is great for the podcast, but fantastic for the gym! https://soundcloud.com/midnightstarship

Episode 54 is with Arm Wrestler: Ben Kron!

Episode 54 is with state amateur arm wrestling champion: Ben Kron! As nice as he is strong Ben has won the super heavyweight category in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois this year. We discuss the nuisances of the sport which includes psyching out opponents, curling weights constantly and learning how to not break your arm in the process. When Ben is not bringing home state championships he is running is very own deer farm “Pond Flat Whitetails”. https://www.facebook.com/PondFlatWhitetails/?pnref=lhc  Song of the week is “Kiss on the Hand” by Wax Astro. Check em out:   https://waxastro.bandcamp.com/

Episode 54 is with state amateur arm wrestling champion: Ben Kron! As nice as he is strong Ben has won the super heavyweight category in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois this year. We discuss the nuisances of the sport which includes psyching out opponents, curling weights constantly and learning how to not break your arm in the process. When Ben is not bringing home state championships he is running is very own deer farm “Pond Flat Whitetails”. https://www.facebook.com/PondFlatWhitetails/?pnref=lhc

Song of the week is “Kiss on the Hand” by Wax Astro. Check em out:  https://waxastro.bandcamp.com/

Episode 47 with Qudditch Player and Zookeeper: Lauren Maurer!

In Episode 47 we sit down with Qudditch Player and Zookeeper, Lauren Maurer! Lauren found a way to expand her childhood by convincing her college university to mimic Hogwarts and start a Qudditch team. She shares with us just how violent people can become on brooms. When not living out her Harry Potter fantasy, Lauren is loving on plants and animals alike as a zookeeper. Full of stories and laughter this episode is sure to put you in a great mood!  Song of the week is “Song of Laurent” with DQYD favorite Thunder/Dreamer!! Download their albums now:  https://thunderdreamer.bandcamp.com/

In Episode 47 we sit down with Qudditch Player and Zookeeper, Lauren Maurer! Lauren found a way to expand her childhood by convincing her college university to mimic Hogwarts and start a Qudditch team. She shares with us just how violent people can become on brooms. When not living out her Harry Potter fantasy, Lauren is loving on plants and animals alike as a zookeeper. Full of stories and laughter this episode is sure to put you in a great mood!

Song of the week is “Song of Laurent” with DQYD favorite Thunder/Dreamer!! Download their albums now: https://thunderdreamer.bandcamp.com/

Episode 46 with Marathoner and Yoga Instructor: Nate Haddix!

Episode 46 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is with marathoner and yoga instructor, Nate Haddix! Nate has utilized fitness to create a positive change in his life which has led him to impressive weight loss and countless adventures. In the process of running a marathon in all 50 states, Nate shares with us his journey which includes several bumps but many more finish lines.  Song of the week is “human Touch” by pop sensation Betty Who. Check out all of her tunes by visiting:  https://soundcloud.com/bettywhomusic

Episode 46 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is with marathoner and yoga instructor, Nate Haddix! Nate has utilized fitness to create a positive change in his life which has led him to impressive weight loss and countless adventures. In the process of running a marathon in all 50 states, Nate shares with us his journey which includes several bumps but many more finish lines.

Song of the week is “human Touch” by pop sensation Betty Who. Check out all of her tunes by visiting: https://soundcloud.com/bettywhomusic

Episode 37 with Strongman and Artist: Adam Grove!

Episode 37 we sit down with talented artist and acclaimed strong man, Adam Grove! If you were forced to classify Adam into one group it would be impossible. From a stint as a prison guard to spending time in a yoga studio, he has done it all. We discuss trying things outside your element and how having a freak out isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Catch Adam’s art by checking out his Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/adamgrove_evv/  or by visiting the Evansville Museum’s 58th Mid States Art Exhibition which opens up on Dec.11th      Song of the Week is “Same Things” from our very own Farrin Davis! 

Episode 37 we sit down with talented artist and acclaimed strong man, Adam Grove! If you were forced to classify Adam into one group it would be impossible. From a stint as a prison guard to spending time in a yoga studio, he has done it all. We discuss trying things outside your element and how having a freak out isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Catch Adam’s art by checking out his Instagram https://www.instagram.com/adamgrove_evv/ or by visiting the Evansville Museum’s 58th Mid States Art Exhibition which opens up on Dec.11th 

 

Song of the Week is “Same Things” from our very own Farrin Davis! 

Episode 34 with Professional Wrestler/Promoter: Mike Quackenbush!

Episode 34 is a huge one for us as we sit down with writer, podcaster, trainer, promoter and most importantly professional wrestler: Mike Quackenbush. Ever since founding Chikara Pro Wrestling in 2002, Mike has given an innovative and invigorating alternative to wrestling fans. Looking at story lines like pages from a comic book Mike Quackenbush shares with us tales from his unique brand of professional wrestling. Do yourself a huge favor and catch up on everything Chikara has to offer by visiting  http://chikarapro.com/      Our song of the week is “Indie Anna” from talented electronic artist Ewokie Talkie. Ewokie Talkie utilizes a unique and fresh perspective to bring listeners a dose of head bobbing goodness. Find this track among many others by visiting: https://ewokietalkie.bandcamp.com/

Episode 34 is a huge one for us as we sit down with writer, podcaster, trainer, promoter and most importantly professional wrestler: Mike Quackenbush. Ever since founding Chikara Pro Wrestling in 2002, Mike has given an innovative and invigorating alternative to wrestling fans. Looking at story lines like pages from a comic book Mike Quackenbush shares with us tales from his unique brand of professional wrestling. Do yourself a huge favor and catch up on everything Chikara has to offer by visiting http://chikarapro.com/

 

Our song of the week is “Indie Anna” from talented electronic artist Ewokie Talkie. Ewokie Talkie utilizes a unique and fresh perspective to bring listeners a dose of head bobbing goodness. Find this track among many others by visiting: https://ewokietalkie.bandcamp.com/

Episode 33 with Graffiti Artist, DJ and Skateboarder: Rob Lacer!

Episode 33 is with talented skateboarder, graffiti artist and vinyl DJ, Rob Lacer! Rob utilizes his many passions and skills to live life to the fullest and encourages you to do the same. Always on the search for another break to sample or spot to skate, Rob shares with us how he discovers the new things that drive him towards making his Daydreams a reality.     Song of the week is “Sticky Bandits” from host Nathan and guest Rob’s former band, Broke In English. 

Episode 33 is with talented skateboarder, graffiti artist and vinyl DJ, Rob Lacer! Rob utilizes his many passions and skills to live life to the fullest and encourages you to do the same. Always on the search for another break to sample or spot to skate, Rob shares with us how he discovers the new things that drive him towards making his Daydreams a reality.

 

Song of the week is “Sticky Bandits” from host Nathan and guest Rob’s former band, Broke In English. 

Episode 31 with Sound Engineer, Promoter and Martial Artist: Chris Howard!

This week’s guest Chris Howard is the perfect representative of someone who never quits their daydream. Chris is truly one of the busiest people we know as he is able to maintain a superb balance between countless hobbies and his family life. He joins us to discuss sound engineering, practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and promoting for the fantastic rock/blues band Calabash! Chris gives great advice during this whole episode so get your pen and notebook ready.     Song of the Week: “Upside Down” by Calabash. This is just one of many great songs being released by the band’s new album, which will be out on Oct 29th. If you are an “Evansvillian”, come join us at their album release party hosted by Lamasco’s Bar and Grill! Make sure to follow them along and catch a live show ASAP. https://www.facebook.com/calabashband/

This week’s guest Chris Howard is the perfect representative of someone who never quits their daydream. Chris is truly one of the busiest people we know as he is able to maintain a superb balance between countless hobbies and his family life. He joins us to discuss sound engineering, practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and promoting for the fantastic rock/blues band Calabash! Chris gives great advice during this whole episode so get your pen and notebook ready.

 

Song of the Week: “Upside Down” by Calabash. This is just one of many great songs being released by the band’s new album, which will be out on Oct 29th. If you are an “Evansvillian”, come join us at their album release party hosted by Lamasco’s Bar and Grill! Make sure to follow them along and catch a live show ASAP. https://www.facebook.com/calabashband/

Episode 29 with Skateboarder: Jay Lauf!

Skateboarder Jay Lauf stops by to discuss the great times and friends he has made all because he decided to pick up a board. Jay brings up how deep skateboarding is integrated with the culture of music, fashion and more. We talk about trespassing tickets, breaking bones and the process of learning new tricks. Follow Jay along on his skateboarding adventures:   https://youtu.be/WnZuJ3yNKIg   and   https://youtu.be/9f3cYeZhD2E  .  Song of the week: James Wallwork of last week’s Stella shares with us his beautiful post rock song “Lavender”. This track is truly wonderful so make sure to check it out!    

Skateboarder Jay Lauf stops by to discuss the great times and friends he has made all because he decided to pick up a board. Jay brings up how deep skateboarding is integrated with the culture of music, fashion and more. We talk about trespassing tickets, breaking bones and the process of learning new tricks. Follow Jay along on his skateboarding adventures: https://youtu.be/WnZuJ3yNKIg and https://youtu.be/9f3cYeZhD2E.

Song of the week: James Wallwork of last week’s Stella shares with us his beautiful post rock song “Lavender”. This track is truly wonderful so make sure to check it out!    

Episode 27 with Equestrian: Casey Ice!

From almost the age Casey Ice could walk she has been riding and training horses. While some people are quick to cower in fear at the mere thought of riding the large animals, Casey finds it to be her greatest passion. We discuss early falls and mishaps to shining bright at competitions. Born a daughter of a true cowboy, Casey brings to life a childhood unlike any other.  Song of the week is from fun punk band “Be My Doppelganger”. Their tune “Why” is sure to get you out of your chair and dancing no matter where you are so be careful! Download this song and hear everything else they have to offer by visiting: https://bemydoppelganger1.bandcamp.com/ 

From almost the age Casey Ice could walk she has been riding and training horses. While some people are quick to cower in fear at the mere thought of riding the large animals, Casey finds it to be her greatest passion. We discuss early falls and mishaps to shining bright at competitions. Born a daughter of a true cowboy, Casey brings to life a childhood unlike any other.

Song of the week is from fun punk band “Be My Doppelganger”. Their tune “Why” is sure to get you out of your chair and dancing no matter where you are so be careful! Download this song and hear everything else they have to offer by visiting: https://bemydoppelganger1.bandcamp.com/ 

Episode 5 with Professional Wrestler: Will Bray!

Episode 5 is up! This week’s guest is the highly charismatic professional wrestler, Will Bray. Will is currently cutting his teeth in wrestling by traveling all through the Midwest. This conversation goes from naming finishing moves and picking ring gear to telling children “Santa isn’t real” and preacher’s wives pulling out knives, so buckle your seatbelt.  You can watch Will duke it solo or alongside his “brother” Benny Bray in a ring near you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjBVYxOqKAk & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB67ObdjCx8