Sat down this week to talk with Francesco Paladino. Today’s episode is dedicated to the Ultimate Warrior, who I found how passed away 24 hours from recording the intro to this episode. Francesco Paladino returns to Pop Cultivation, to talk about where he’s been, what he’s been up to. He first appeared on episode 17 and short after become a reoccuring character on this podcast. Unfortuntely we haven’t heard from him since last year when he appeared on episode 40. That long again. Well, he’s back and gives me some very vital life changing advice. Which you’ll hear about. So check it out this episode with the very disturbing stand up comedian Francesco Paladino.
Sat down last week with Coral Weber and Dave Tanis. This is 2 of 2 podcasts I recorded back to back. Coral Weber is no stanger. We attended the same private catholic school together and reconnected a years later in during high school. Now we reconnect again, even more years later. Coral and I talk about Saint Thomas More, being in a high school play of “Bye Bye Birdie” and things like driving across country to LA. She also shares stories of being in the same improv class as Vine Famous KC James and smoking weed in an army base. That’s pretty American, if you ask me. Coral is an aspiring comedic actress. So hopefully you’ll find this funny, if not, maybe watch some of her Vines? Oh, Dave Tanis is on too. Doesn’t say much. Check it out!
I regret to inform you that today is April 1st, 2014. Unfortunately, Miley Cyrus is not this week’s guest on Pop Cultivation. Fortunately, there are already 81 capitvating episodes of Pop Cultivation featuring fascinating stories (from people that you might even know). Now I understand not everyone believed this foolery, but to those who did, would you like to see how I did it?
Sat down this week with one of the best, one of the most interesting people in my life, Eggs. Eggs is one of the oldest friends I have, because our friendship dates back to pre-school. We talk a lot about growing up, like playing on the same soccer team, me shooting a watergun filled with coca cola at him. Then to present day things like his band A Midnight Tragedy. Which he’s been playing bass guitar in for the past 7 years. He’s one unique dude, who at a time thought he needed to work hard to fit in, but found himself by just being himself, the person we love today, Eggs. So check it out!
Sat down this week with podcaster, performer, personality, but most importantly… professional wrestler, Colt Cabana. Live from his hotel… room. Right outside of LaGuardia Airport. We sit down and talk like we know eachother. We talk about going to the Comedy Store in LA. Comedy is a large part of this conversation. We talk about what inspires us. What influences us. Like podcasts and podcasting. Also personal subjects like breaking social norms, like going out to a club alone. We also talk about Pizza Hut a lot too. I tell him a funny story about a kid at the UCB theatre who wears a Colt Cabana shirt. Hear it all including the intersting story on how I got today’s guest on this podcast and how it didn’t hurt to ask. Check it out!
Sat down this week with Travis Stever in his wife’s bakery, Eat Sweet in Warwick, NY. We of course talk about his band Coheed and Cambria. As the band is on their down time, Stever finds himself juggling many other tasks. Which include a new born baby, helping out at the bakery and be productive with his side project Davenport Cabinet. This episode was especially exciting to me as Coheed and Cambria is a favorite band of mine. After the episode we hear Davenport Cabinet’s “Simple Worlds”. Check it out!
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.