Sat down this week with Miss June 1969 - Helena Antonaccio. A Playboy playmate. We talk about her start, how she got into the pages of Playboy. She tells us how she continues to look good at 65 years old. We also hear about her book that was recently published “The Ultimate Ageless Pinup”. - Oh wait, I totally forgot… Regina Santorella is on the show too. We recorded this episode from Regina’s apartment. We’ll hear about how she knows Helena and more about the skills she has as a psychic. If you’ve listened before, you know Regina is a reoccuring character on Pop Cultivation and makes a great show everytime. This is definitely one of those times. Check it out!
Sat down this week with Waldwick native and professional juggler (yes that’s right!) Chris Chiappini. I’ve known of Chris my entire life, when I first saw him taking drum lessons in my house. Or when he used to ride his unicycle around town. I never really talked to him until after he and I both graduated Waldwick High School and began attending the hell known as Bergen Community College (but that’s a whole other battle to discuss). We talk about how he hiked from Georgia to Maine (go to his youtube channel and check out his video!). He also tells us about his new job that he just got with Cirque du Soleil’s show “Totem”.
Sat down with Zach Garb in the basement of his Waldwick, NJ home to discuss someone who we had a connection through. We dedicate today’s show to his cousin and someone I once refered to as my best friend, Richie Ucci who passed away 8 years ago. We talk about the amazing times we shared with him. Even though this episode gets very emotional, we still have some awesome laughs. Zach and I also talk about our friendship and everything we’ve been through. From BNi (my skateboard video) to For A Year In A Day (a documentary we made two years ago) Zach has been apart of a lot of things I’ve done. Now this is his long awaited episode. Check it out.
Sat down this week with solo artist Jamie Coppa and the two people behind the scenes in launching her career. Alex writes the songs. Chris ties them all together. We hear about the hard work and dedication it took these people to get where they are today as well as the long road ahead of them.
Sat down this week with Eric Martens, Katie Scimeca and her best friend Brianna B. Three people who attended my incredibly awkward New Years Eve Party this year. You hear about that. Plus drinking. We also talk about what foods taste good with butter. It’s a pretty casual group podcast. Which includes some great laughs.
What else will you hear in this episode? The reason why I haven’t been myself lately. Plus prank calls to Psychic Regina Santorella, check it out!
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Sat down with Kyle Reinfried as he returns to the show solo this week. We discuss the private and sometimes secretive world of online dating. Kyle talks publicly how he uses online dating services. We run down the best (Tinder, OkCupid, POF, etc.) And maybe I even share a few experiences of my own. Check it out!
Sat down this week with one of my favorite people, my grandmother. Verna returns to Pop Cultivation with more “stories” from her life. We hear about how my grandfather picked her up with such swagger. We talk about her first son, my uncle, who was born with a disability. We listen to the top played songs on Spotify. Also I share with her some of the comments from her 40,000+ view YouTube she starred in. Check it out.
Sat down this week with last week’s host… That’s right, for the past two week’s Rob Guizio took over hosting duties for Pop Cultivation as I was away having surgery (which you’ll hear about as well, in this episode). Rob and I discuss his experience of hosting the show and pretty much have a goofy conversation that leads us down many roads including playing in bands and having shitty band members.
Plus Dave Tanis stops by to talk about his new hit single “RIP (My Favorite Soul)”. A song he and I produced in tribute to his cat. We talk about how we wrote the song, made the music video and got the oppertunity to perform it LIVE last Saturday night at UCB Theatre in NYC. We also expose a huge secret about the song never before admitted.
This is all about having new experiences. So check it out.
Previous guest Rob Guizio takes over for Giancarlo Dittamo as he takes a few weeks off from the show. Rob sits down this week with his band, oh and also his best friends. Previously known as Hollywood Ave, now performing under the name Policemen In Pickups. They talk about the rarity of being in a band with people who are your friends and the history of doing that.
Sat down with Mike Occhipinti to talk about the time he fell flat on his face after running from a cop. After the show I talk with Eric Martens about throwing up. I put this together VERY LAST MINUTE. Tomorrow I am getting surgery on my nose. You’ll hear all about it in this episode. Also starting next week, during my absence from this podcast, former guest Rob Guizio will be filling in as hosting duties. Check it out.
Sat down this week with a terrific line up of former guests of this podcast. Plenty of people call in. I try to apologize to Edgar Buggman. Eric Martens returns for the millionth time. Regina is back already and Tanis is trying to get a kiss from her. Naomi talks about more than just geocaching. Danny B from DannyBWins.com calls in. So does Dillon Teague Devoe from the band Mime Game to say hi and talk about his new EP. Oh wait, I forgot to mention… IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!