The Underdog Podcast

The Underdog Podcast

Feb 26, 2020 36 min

#23: Uriah Steffen - Trading in the Bottle for a Bike

Our guest this week, Uriah Steffen had his left leg amputated below the knee as a result of a car/bike accident in 2012. But that’s not where his story started. In 2008 he failed out of two different colleges & was arrested for his first DUI. In 2009 he landed his dream job after completing an auto tech program in Pennsylvania but was arrested again for his second DUI. He continued to struggle with his addiction through 2012 facing homelessness, eviction & ultimately losing his job! Although he married the love of his life in July 2012 in Los Vegas, the addiction already had a vise-grip on him. On August 19, 2012 he made the choice to be sober. He started biking to work & began to truly enjoy this new source of endorphins. On October 15, 2012 he was hit while biking to work. The accident had an estimated 80-85 mile per hour impact. Since that accident he has taken on a new perspective in life. He is now a proud husband, father, & triathlete. Follow Uriah on Social Media: Instagram: @uriah_steffen Linkedin: Uriah Steffen Linkedin Donate here: https://www.amputee-coalition.org/uriah-steffen/ Follow The Underdog Podcast on Social Media: Twitter: @UnderdogPod Instagram: @underdog_pod Facebook: The Underdog Podcast
Feb 19, 2020 35 min

#22: Scott Googins - University of Cincinnati Baseball Coach

You’ve all heard a field of dreams, right? Well, this week’s guest has created just that for the University of Cincinnati Men’s Baseball Team! Coach Scott Googins is the head coach for the Bearcats & heading into his third season. Coach Googins has been coaching since the early 90’s & his impressive collection of awards & accolades paves the way to his success. Most recently he led the Bearcats to their first tournament victory in more than 45 years! The new season is among us & we are excited to share with you some pre-season discussion we had with the coach in 2019. This episode was actually recorded during move-in week at UC. That campus was energetic then and I’m sure if you follow UC Baseball on Twitter you will feel that same energy! Follow Coach Googins on Social Media: Twitter: @coachgoogs Follow UC Men's Baseball on Social Media: Twitter: @GoBearcatsBASE Instagram: @gobearcatsbase Facebook: GoBearcatsBASE Follow The Underdog Podcast on Social Media: Twitter: @UnderdogPod Instagram: @underdog_pod Facebook: The Underdog Podcast
Feb 12, 2020 1 hr 11 min

#21: Dick Rolfes - Rolfes Family Traditions

What started as a small business founded in 1960 out of a service station has grown to 578,000 square feet of successful manufacturing, packaging, and distribution! Dick Rolfes is the patriarch and founder of Camco (name was created by combining Campbell & County, a county in Northern Kentucky) & is a healthy 79 years young. He takes us on a walk through the decades & shares with us his method to success. We conclude the episode with his predecessor & son, Richard Rolfes who retired at the beginning of 2020. Dick’s legacy can be summed up with the title of his book, “My Way.” We know you will enjoy the endearing episode of family success. Follow The Underdog Podcast on Social Media: Twitter: @UnderdogPod Instagram: @underdog_pod Facebook: The Underdog Podcast
Feb 05, 2020 50 min

#20: Jeff Pegues - CBS’ Chief Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent

Our guest this week has one of the most notable lines of lineage we have had on the show to date; His Grandmother’s second cousin was Rosa Parks! Born into a family rich in history and trendsetting, he did not fall short in carrying on his family name. He is an accomplished author & award-winning broadcaster of historical events like the Presidential Elections, Hurricane Sandy, and 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood & made history himself becoming the first African American CBS News Justice & Homeland Security Correspondent. Through all of his success, he has struggled silently for years. He opens up about his anxiety describing it as debilitating but shares that he is working on being comfortable expressing it which is something we admire! The one thing you won’t find on Google is how his international childhood shaped him & how when he returned to the states, he was determined to play a sport with (OR because of the) cheerleaders. Follow Jeff Pegues on Social Media: Twitter: @jeffpeguescbs Facebook: Jeff Pegues CBS Profile: Jeff CBS Profile Follow The Underdog Podcast on Social Media: Twitter: @UnderdogPod Instagram: @underdog_pod Facebook: The Underdog Podcast
Jan 29, 2020 44 min

#19: Jeremy Ganger - Saved Lives in Dayton Shooting

This week we have Jeremy Ganger AKA Pitbull, not the singer, but the professional wrestler who saved 100’s of lives in the Dayton, OH shooting.Jeremy wrestled for 12 years in a Dayton based WAR Wrestling, Rockstar Pro Wrestling and Heartland Wrestling Association, but that’s probably not what you will find on a Google search today. August 4th was a tragic night for the city of Dayton, OH. Jeremy was working as a bouncer at the infamous bar, Ned Peppers on that night. He shares with us the dramatic events leading up to the shooter being apprehended & even opens about his struggle with PTSD as a result of this event. We are very proud of these heroic actions & willingness to be vulnerable. We know you will connect with his message: Be nice. Follow The Underdog Podcast on Social Media: Twitter: @UnderdogPod Instagram: @underdog_pod Facebook: The Underdog Podcast
Jan 22, 2020 49 min

#18: Judson Laipply - YouTube’s First Viral Celebrity

Judson Laipply was just your average small-town guy who loved to motivate people through his keynote speaking. He never dreamt that dancing would give him the platform to skyrocket his career. He has been a guest on shows such as Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Ellen Show, Tosh.O & his video has even been featured several times on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. While he may have broken the internet dancing through the decades in his video Evolution of Dance, he still remains a humble guy. After all, you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to as long as you have the right pair of dancing shoes, of course! Follow The Judson on Social Media: Twitter: @judsonlaipply Instagram: @judsonlaipply Facebook: @mightaswelldance Youtube: Judson Laipply YouTube Website: www.judsonlaipply.com Follow The Underdog Podcast on Social Media: Twitter: @UnderdogPod Instagram: @underdog_pod Facebook: The Underdog Podcast
Jan 15, 2020 45 min

#17: Chris Bergeron - An Unconditional Approach to Life

Chris Bergeron is the new head coach for the Miami University Hockey Team. Growing up in Canada he recalls only experiencing winter. So, naturally, hockey was part of his life at a very young age, but it wasn’t until he was in his 13th year of school, (no, he wasn’t held back – yes, Canada requires 13 years of schooling) that he fell in love with the “brotherhood” of the sport. His collegiate career at Miami left such an impact on his life that he returned not once but twice to coach; now proudly as the Head Coach. He speaks with us about his recruiting tactics & his intentions to develop men & build a brotherhood, not just coach a team. Follow Miami Hockey on Social Media: Twitter: @MiamiOH_Hockey Instagram: @miamioh_hockey Facebook: @MiamiOHHockey Buy Tickets here: Miami RedHawks Hockey Follow The Underdog Podcast on Social Media: Twitter: @UnderdogPod Instagram: @underdog_pod Facebook: The Underdog Podcast
Jan 08, 2020 43 min

#16: Joel Willis - The Dad

Born and raised in small-town Ohio, Joel Willis thought his life would consist of your typical 9-5 corporate grind for his remaining working days. Until it didn’t. About 5 years ago he took the biggest leap of his life and started working from home to develop his love for comedy and writing. Joel is now executive editor, overseeing all non-video content for the brand The Dad which could include memes, tweets, co-branded or sponsored content, and long-form articles or essays. The Dad (& Joel) celebrated 2 years in November 2019 and continues to gain popularity among parents and non-parents. Follow The Dad on Social Media: Twitter: @thedad Instagram: @thedad Facebook: @thedadonline Website: www.thedad.com Follow Joel on Social Media: Twitter: @TheJoelWillis Instagram: @TheJoelWillis Facebook:@TheJoelWillis Get Joel's books on Amazon with our affiliate links:D Is For Dad: An ABC Book For Kids...And Dads & The Dad Book: Truths, Hacks, and Dad-isms Follow The Underdog Podcast on Social Media: Twitter: @UnderdogPod Instagram: @underdog_pod Facebook: The Underdog Podcast
Dec 22, 2019 54 min

#15: Gus Blackmon - Warner Bros. Most Tenured Employee

Watch out Calvin, we have a new Blackmon in town this week! Mr. Gus L. Blackmon is Warner Bros. longest-tenured employee and just happens to be Calvin’s uncle! The year was 1973 and Gus made the biggest decision of his life. He left the comfort of a factory job in Dayton, OH and moved across the country to join what was then an intimate staff at Warner Bros. in California. This starstruck young man started in the mailroom and worked his way up the ranks, ultimately becoming an award-winning producer. He shares with us his recipe for success: hard work, patience and a whole lot of fun! This Episode Was Brought To You By: Crimcheck Follow The Underdog Podcast on Social Media: Twitter: @UnderdogPod Instagram: @underdog_pod Facebook: The Underdog Podcast
Dec 15, 2019 59 min

#14: Karen Townsend - Always Make Time For You

“A lot of people believe where I am today, is where I have to stay.” Owner and Author, Dr. Karen Townsend sheds light on her journey and why growing up on welfare drove her to become the successful business owner and first-generation college graduate she is today. In the 5th grade, she decided she was going to go to college. As she shares in the podcast, “education gives you options,” so she counted down every year because it was her ticket to a better life. She opens up about the lowest point in her life preceded by two miscarriages and how over TiME (reading her book – link below - will help you understand this creative version of the word) we forget to take care of ourselves. Owner of Townsend Consulting an organizational development firm focused on developing people. Founder of About My Sister – The mission of this organization is to empower 1 million women & girls. This organization started in Dayton, OH and will be traveling to Dubai in March 2020! Author of: It All Started When I Stopped Using Lotion – One Woman’s Journey from Chaos to Calm This will surely be a treat and a reminder to purchase your “lotion” (and her book)! Follow Dr. Karen Townsend on Social Media: Twitter: @drkarentownsend Website: www.aboutmysisters.com Buy her book "It All Started When I Stopped Using Lotion" on Amazon using our affiliate link! Follow The Underdog Podcast on Social Media: Twitter: @UnderdogPod Instagram: @underdog_pod Facebook: The Underdog Podcast