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Brian Heffernan #189

Coffee and a Mike

Release Date: 10/15/2020

Bobby Stuckey #205 show art Bobby Stuckey #205

Coffee and a Mike

Bobby Stuckey, Owner and Master Sommelier of Frasca Food and Wine Group in Boulder, Colorado comes on the podcast to discuss growing up in Arizona, some of the restaurants he has worked at in the past,  how running every morning keeps him sane,  managing with the recent spike of Covid cases, what wine he will be pairing with his turkey this Thanksgiving and how passing the Restaurants Act for the independent restaurants will be his greatest professional accomplishment.

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Shayna Powless #204 show art Shayna Powless #204

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Shayna Powless is a professional cyclist for team Twenty24 and co-founder with her partner Eli Ankou of the DreamCatcher Foundation. This foundation is dedicated to empowering youth through sports, focusing on sports camps but also bringing awareness to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls crisis. She discusses her intro into cycling, how racing on Zwift has been so beneficial in 2020, similarities/differences with her pro cyclist brother Neilson, and future work for the foundation.

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Brian Schroy #203 show art Brian Schroy #203

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Brian Schroy is an elite runner for Tinman Track Club, is coached by Tom “Tinman” Schwartz and is the regional fight manager for Haymakers for Hope. He comes on the podcast to discuss his love for boxing, how recovering from a torn labrum in a fight led to the start of running, the first run with his then girlfriend now wife that started his running career, how he incorporates boxing into his training, and some of his favorite restaurants where he resides in Boulder, CO.

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Kalie Demerjian #202 show art Kalie Demerjian #202

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Kalie Demerjian is an ultra runner, artist, illustrator, and deep thinker. She comes on the podcast to discuss her 3rd place finish in the Javelina Hundred mile endurance run, what impact running coach Pat Reagan has had,  how horror movies influences her art, and how she is “just a gremlin ghouling through life.” Her artwork can be found at www.imokaybrand.com

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Patrick Reagan #201 show art Patrick Reagan #201

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Patrick Reagan runs professionally for HOKA One One and Gu Energy Labs.  He returns to the podcast to discuss his recent trip to Arizona for the Aravaipa Running Javelina Hundred Endurance run, pacing/crewing his athlete Kalie Demerjan to a 3rd place finish, winning the Yeti Trail 100 mile race in September,  sharing some of his comfort movies during the pandemic, the great running community in Arizona and some of my go to restaurants which include Cotton & Copper and Pizzicletta. 

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Nick Coury #200 show art Nick Coury #200

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My 200th episode features Nick Coury, co-owner of Aravaipa Running. He returns to the podcast to discuss his fastest known time (FKT) of Hole-to-Hump, bottom of the Grand Canyon to the top of Mount Humphreys covering over 70 miles, winning Man vs. Horse back-to-back, finishing second in the Javelina Hundred Endurance Run, having his brother Jamil pace him for the last loop, how he is in the best physical shape of his life, and preparing with his coach James Bonnett for the Desert Solstice.

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Matt Warburton #199 show art Matt Warburton #199

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Matt Warburton was a Consulting Producer on COMMUNITY after having worked on THE SIMPSONS for 11 seasons. He is a graduate of Harvard and was president of The Lampoon. He returns to the podcast to discuss being a Consulting Producer on the Netflix series "Never Have I Ever" created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, working on both the "Saved By the Bell" reboot and “The Sex Lives of College Girls," future of television, his love for comic books, and which super hero he would pick to create a story.

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Catalina Lauf Election Day #198 show art Catalina Lauf Election Day #198

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Catalina Lauf grew up in Illinois her family were legal immigrants from Guatemala. She is a former candidate for US Congress and the founder of Defense of Freedom Pac, an organization that supports candidates who align with preserving and defending Freedom. After graduating from Miami Univ. of Ohio she went from private to public sector in 2018 as an adviser at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She comes on the podcast to discuss, her love for America, Illinois' fiscal crisis, and election predictions.

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Nicole Bitter #197 show art Nicole Bitter #197

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Ultra runner and attorney Nicole Bitter returns to the podcast to discuss being the 2020 Javelina Hundred Ladies Champion, the decision to enter into that race, why she does not train using a watch, what running has meant during the pandemic, and spending the rest of 2020 with her husband Zach as he prepares for the Aravaipa Running 24 Hour Desert Solstice.

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Dara Wong and George Murkowicz Shift Flagstaff #196 show art Dara Wong and George Murkowicz Shift Flagstaff #196

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Dara Wong owner of the restaurant Shift in Flagstaff, AZ has a passion for pastry and a penchant for perfection. George Murkowicz, is an award winning Chef who fuses many European and American cuisines. They come on the podcast to discuss Dara working for Bobby Stuckey at Frasca Food and Wine, George with Chef Matt Carter at Scottsdale’s Zinc Bistro, how they adapted during the pandemic, challenges Shift faced and what the future holds.

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Brian Heffernan, first state wrestling champion from St. Edward’s high school in Cleveland, Ohio and retired Commander from the Cleveland Division of Police after a 30 year career. He comes on the podcast to discuss wrestling for Coach Ferguson, the collapse of the flats, managing a narcotics unit, thoughts on multiple drug task forces and agencies working narcotic cases and if he had a 100 million dollar budget to combat the war on drugs how would he spend it.