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Mike Safo

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Just a regular New York City guy who gets to interview some pretty amazing people... A conversation/hangout podcast with friends, athletes, authors, celebrities, fighters, and the world's most fascinating people"the greatest podcast ever" - My Mom

Latest Episodes

Mike Safo with Marcus Browne 2

Joined today by light heavyweight boxer, "Sir" Marcus Browne. Marcus makes his first appearance on the podcast in 8 years. We catch up about his time in the London Olympics, turning professional and why he signed with Al Haymon. We chat about his heavy work load when he first turned pro fighting 10 times in just 2 years. He tells us how he celebrated winning the WBA and WBC light heavyweight championships.Marcus and I discuss his first professional loss against Jean Pascal, how he dealt with that defeat mentally and why he never felt sorry for himself. We reminisce about Staten Island, his mom's restaurant and of course Italian food. From his baseball card and sneakers collection to addressing how he went Hollywood on me. Follow Marcus on the following social media platforms Twitter:https://twitter.com/Marcus_Browne Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mbrowne718/

17 min4 d ago
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Mike Safo with Marcus Browne 2

Mike Safo with Eric Holler, Creator of Serial Killers Ink

Joined today by famous murderabilia dealer Eric Holler fromSerialKillersInk.net. Eric tells me about his childhood, being a huge Sabbath, Kiss and Alice Cooper fan, and how sending a few letters to inmates changed his life. We hear how he charmed Richard Ramirez, and how their friendship grew to where the Night Stalker was sending him artwork to sell. From eBay to Facebook, Eric continued to grow and excel in this small community of dealers. He shares how he started his site, how he puts a price on these one of a kind items and how he goes about authenticating the artifacts. We chat about the unique items he possessed, how he sold dirt from Anthony Sowell’s yard, letters from Berkowitz, and a few Gacy paintings along the way. I flip the script and talk about his opposition and the resistance of selling these controversial items. Does this violate the Son of Sam law and is it immoral? Eric explains the charity he has done to raise money for the victims of the Aurora movie theater sh...

70 min2 w ago
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Mike Safo with Eric Holler, Creator of Serial Killers Ink

Mike Safo with Ron Duguay

Joined today by 12 year NHL veteran, former analyst and host of "Up in the Blue Seats" podcast, Ron Duguay. Ron takes us back to the 1977 NHL draft, where he was and how he got the call that he was drafted by the Rangers. He tells us his first impressions of the Big Apple, meeting Phil Esposito, and the Rangers Stanley Cup run in his second year in the league. Ron throws a little shade at the Islanders and talks about why he went from a 20 goal scorer to a 40 goal scorer in just 4 years. We hear about the issue with Herb Brooks and why Ron's Page Six lifestyle was a motive in him being traded to Detroit. Ron shares how fun it is playing alongside Yzerman, Lemieux, and Gretzky and how his passion for the game had him playing in San Diego and Jacksonville after his NHL career was over. Ron and I chat about his incredible podcast "Up in the Blue Seats", who are some of his dream guests and will there be a second season. From hanging out with Andy Warhol to infamously waking up in Gene ...

35 minAUG 19
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Mike Safo with Ron Duguay

Mike Safo with Olympian Deena Kastor

Joined today by Olympic medalist, best-selling author and one of the greatest runners in American history, Deena Kastor. Deena tells me about what got her into running at such a young age, why she kept doing it and what continued to drive her throughout high school. We hear about her recruitment and why she left California to run in the SEC at Arkansas. She talks about graduating, making the decision to turn pro, what made her choose certain races and when was the moment she knew she could compete at the highest level. The 3-time Olympian, takes us through the process to make Team USA. We talk about her first games in Sydney in 2000, the wild parties that take place inside of the Olympic Village and meeting Kobe Bryant. From winning the Bronze medal In 2004 Athens to writing her best-selling book “Let Your Mind Run”. All this plus we chat about the NYC Marathon, her pre and post race meal and more. Follow Deena on IG and Twitter here: Twitter:https://twitter.com/deenakastor IG:htt...

40 minAUG 17
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Mike Safo with Olympian Deena Kastor

Mike Safo with Kamala (Re-Post from 2012)

Here is podcast I did with WWE/WWF Legend Kamala (James Harris) back in 2012. It was the 5th podcast I ever hosted so please ignore the stuttering, stammering and complete lack of interviewing skills. Kamala joined me and we talk about having his leg amputated and his current health situation. We chat about growing up in Mississippi and what lead him up to Michigan to start wrestling. Kamala tell us about his early gimmicks (Sugar Bear and Ugly Bear) and how Jerry “The King” Lawler introduced him to the Ugandan Giant gimmick that changed his life. James Harris tells us about his historic feuds with Andre The Giant and Hulk Hogan and why he never fought in a WrestleMania. He takes us behind the scenes, on the reason for his departure from the WWF after his coffin match with the Undertaker in 1992. From getting a check for UNDER $2.00 from WWF to Kamala’s refusal to break character made him have a run in with the law. Rest in Peace James Harris, thank you for 8 years of friendship!

37 minAUG 11
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Mike Safo with Kamala (Re-Post from 2012)

Mike Safo with Marc Víquez, aka "The Ballpark Hunter"

Joined today by MarcVíquez,aka "The Ballpark Hunter". Marc and I chat about growing up in New Jersey, his favorite jersey shore spots and why he left Rutgers for Indiana state. We chat bout team loyalty and if he’s strayed away from his childhood teams. Marc tells us how he was asked to cover different minor league ballparks in the tri state area and how that turned into a 20-year journey visiting over 270 ballparks, arenas and stadiums. We hear what marc looks for in a stadium, what are his wow factors are and the best places to drink local beers. The ballpark hunter tells us about scheduling his family vacations around sporting events, what game he wished he could have witnessed live and what he does at every single ball park. We hear about his writing for stadiumjounrey.com, his podcast and his famous stadium review YouTube channel. From watching an unknown SS named Alex Rodriguez to watching a minor league game with the “Do Nothing” promotion, the @BallparkHunter shows a uni...

45 minJUL 28
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Mike Safo with Marc Víquez, aka "The Ballpark Hunter"

Mike Safo with Fres "Fast Fres" Oquendo

Joined today by heavyweight boxer, Fres "Fast Fres" Oquendo. Fres talks about growing up inthe infamous Lathrop Holmes projects in Chicago. How boxing kept him away from drugs and violence, and what'sthe current political climate now in the windy city with all the shootings we see on TV. We discusshis illustrious amateur boxing career where he amassed over 100 wins and under 10 defeats, andhow a marijuana bust cost him a chance to represent the U.S. in the Olympics. Fres talks about turning pro, winning his first 22 fights and then dealing with the shady political underworld that is the world of Boxing. We chat about fighting Holyfield, Ruiz, James Toney and why the fight with Mike Tyson in 2001 never happened. "Fast Fres" breaks down his lawsuit that has been all over the news, what's next and why even as a # 1 ranked contender he never got his title fight. We talk about his F.O.B.A charity and all the incredible things he doesto give back to the community, how his charity delivere...

43 minJUL 10
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Mike Safo with Fres "Fast Fres" Oquendo

Mike Safo with Rohan Marley 3

Joined today by Miami football legend and entrepreneur, Rohan Marley. Calling in from Miami, we chat about him having baby number 10, selling his place in NYC and why he's taking advantage of being on lock down by focusing on his mental well being. He tells us about the glory days of Miami football, playing alongside Ray Lewis, The Rock and others, what Coach Diaz is doing right and the current state of Hurricane football. We touch on the cannabis business, why it's so important and the lack of African American owners. We talk about all the new ventures in Rohan's life, including the new Marley beach house he's opening up in Mexico. Rohan tells us about his "One Love" charity, why he's always striving to give back and his famous Lion order hashtag and way of life. We clear up the twitter blue check controversy, find out who is the coolest Marley, and if they are compensated for the likeness of their father being posted everywhere. All this and more with the legendary Rohan Marley. F...

25 minJUL 1
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Mike Safo with Rohan Marley 3

Mike Safo with Carson Coleman

Joined today by former Kentucky Pitcher and newest Yankee signee Carson Coleman. Carson and I talk about growing up in Lex, his High School recruiting and his recent graduation from UK. We hear how Carson dealt with the Covid shorted college season, the dramatic cut down of the MLB draft and how he got the call that he was headed to the Bronx Bombers. Carson talks about his 4MOM charity, being inducted into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character Hall, and why giving back means so much to him. He tells us why he’s more comfortable in the bullpen, who he modeled his game after, and how he’s staying in shape waiting for the season to start. From photography to Keenland in October. Follow Carson here:Carson_Coleman

30 minJUN 19
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Mike Safo with Carson Coleman

Mike Safo with Teresa Maher (Owner of McSorley's)

Joined today by the owner of the legendary “McSorley’s Old Ale House”, Teresa Maher. Podcasting from inside this NYC institution, Teresa tells us about growing up in New York City with her strict father, her favorite hangouts, and her world before the bar. We hear how, she became the first female bartender at McSorley’s in 1994. We take a stroll down memory lane as Teresa shares the history of McSorley’s, from the opening in 1864 all the way up to her legendary father Matty taking the keys. We take a look and talk about the famous artifacts, from Houdini’s handcuffs, to the iconic World War I wishbones and even some Abraham Lincoln relics. Teresa tells us how a portrait led to her to meet her future husband. Teresa also recounts some wild stories from dropping the Stanley Cup, to hanging with the likes of Colin Farrell, Leonardo DiCaprio and others. From the sawdust on the floor to why they only serve 2 types of Ales, Teresa brings the mystique of this 166-year-old bar to life...

66 minJUN 17
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Mike Safo with Teresa Maher (Owner of McSorley's)

Latest Episodes

Mike Safo with Marcus Browne 2

Joined today by light heavyweight boxer, "Sir" Marcus Browne. Marcus makes his first appearance on the podcast in 8 years. We catch up about his time in the London Olympics, turning professional and why he signed with Al Haymon. We chat about his heavy work load when he first turned pro fighting 10 times in just 2 years. He tells us how he celebrated winning the WBA and WBC light heavyweight championships.Marcus and I discuss his first professional loss against Jean Pascal, how he dealt with that defeat mentally and why he never felt sorry for himself. We reminisce about Staten Island, his mom's restaurant and of course Italian food. From his baseball card and sneakers collection to addressing how he went Hollywood on me. Follow Marcus on the following social media platforms Twitter:https://twitter.com/Marcus_Browne Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mbrowne718/

17 min4 d ago
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Mike Safo with Marcus Browne 2

Mike Safo with Eric Holler, Creator of Serial Killers Ink

Joined today by famous murderabilia dealer Eric Holler fromSerialKillersInk.net. Eric tells me about his childhood, being a huge Sabbath, Kiss and Alice Cooper fan, and how sending a few letters to inmates changed his life. We hear how he charmed Richard Ramirez, and how their friendship grew to where the Night Stalker was sending him artwork to sell. From eBay to Facebook, Eric continued to grow and excel in this small community of dealers. He shares how he started his site, how he puts a price on these one of a kind items and how he goes about authenticating the artifacts. We chat about the unique items he possessed, how he sold dirt from Anthony Sowell’s yard, letters from Berkowitz, and a few Gacy paintings along the way. I flip the script and talk about his opposition and the resistance of selling these controversial items. Does this violate the Son of Sam law and is it immoral? Eric explains the charity he has done to raise money for the victims of the Aurora movie theater sh...

70 min2 w ago
Comments
Mike Safo with Eric Holler, Creator of Serial Killers Ink

Mike Safo with Ron Duguay

Joined today by 12 year NHL veteran, former analyst and host of "Up in the Blue Seats" podcast, Ron Duguay. Ron takes us back to the 1977 NHL draft, where he was and how he got the call that he was drafted by the Rangers. He tells us his first impressions of the Big Apple, meeting Phil Esposito, and the Rangers Stanley Cup run in his second year in the league. Ron throws a little shade at the Islanders and talks about why he went from a 20 goal scorer to a 40 goal scorer in just 4 years. We hear about the issue with Herb Brooks and why Ron's Page Six lifestyle was a motive in him being traded to Detroit. Ron shares how fun it is playing alongside Yzerman, Lemieux, and Gretzky and how his passion for the game had him playing in San Diego and Jacksonville after his NHL career was over. Ron and I chat about his incredible podcast "Up in the Blue Seats", who are some of his dream guests and will there be a second season. From hanging out with Andy Warhol to infamously waking up in Gene ...

35 minAUG 19
Comments
Mike Safo with Ron Duguay

Mike Safo with Olympian Deena Kastor

Joined today by Olympic medalist, best-selling author and one of the greatest runners in American history, Deena Kastor. Deena tells me about what got her into running at such a young age, why she kept doing it and what continued to drive her throughout high school. We hear about her recruitment and why she left California to run in the SEC at Arkansas. She talks about graduating, making the decision to turn pro, what made her choose certain races and when was the moment she knew she could compete at the highest level. The 3-time Olympian, takes us through the process to make Team USA. We talk about her first games in Sydney in 2000, the wild parties that take place inside of the Olympic Village and meeting Kobe Bryant. From winning the Bronze medal In 2004 Athens to writing her best-selling book “Let Your Mind Run”. All this plus we chat about the NYC Marathon, her pre and post race meal and more. Follow Deena on IG and Twitter here: Twitter:https://twitter.com/deenakastor IG:htt...

40 minAUG 17
Comments
Mike Safo with Olympian Deena Kastor

Mike Safo with Kamala (Re-Post from 2012)

Here is podcast I did with WWE/WWF Legend Kamala (James Harris) back in 2012. It was the 5th podcast I ever hosted so please ignore the stuttering, stammering and complete lack of interviewing skills. Kamala joined me and we talk about having his leg amputated and his current health situation. We chat about growing up in Mississippi and what lead him up to Michigan to start wrestling. Kamala tell us about his early gimmicks (Sugar Bear and Ugly Bear) and how Jerry “The King” Lawler introduced him to the Ugandan Giant gimmick that changed his life. James Harris tells us about his historic feuds with Andre The Giant and Hulk Hogan and why he never fought in a WrestleMania. He takes us behind the scenes, on the reason for his departure from the WWF after his coffin match with the Undertaker in 1992. From getting a check for UNDER $2.00 from WWF to Kamala’s refusal to break character made him have a run in with the law. Rest in Peace James Harris, thank you for 8 years of friendship!

37 minAUG 11
Comments
Mike Safo with Kamala (Re-Post from 2012)

Mike Safo with Marc Víquez, aka "The Ballpark Hunter"

Joined today by MarcVíquez,aka "The Ballpark Hunter". Marc and I chat about growing up in New Jersey, his favorite jersey shore spots and why he left Rutgers for Indiana state. We chat bout team loyalty and if he’s strayed away from his childhood teams. Marc tells us how he was asked to cover different minor league ballparks in the tri state area and how that turned into a 20-year journey visiting over 270 ballparks, arenas and stadiums. We hear what marc looks for in a stadium, what are his wow factors are and the best places to drink local beers. The ballpark hunter tells us about scheduling his family vacations around sporting events, what game he wished he could have witnessed live and what he does at every single ball park. We hear about his writing for stadiumjounrey.com, his podcast and his famous stadium review YouTube channel. From watching an unknown SS named Alex Rodriguez to watching a minor league game with the “Do Nothing” promotion, the @BallparkHunter shows a uni...

45 minJUL 28
Comments
Mike Safo with Marc Víquez, aka "The Ballpark Hunter"

Mike Safo with Fres "Fast Fres" Oquendo

Joined today by heavyweight boxer, Fres "Fast Fres" Oquendo. Fres talks about growing up inthe infamous Lathrop Holmes projects in Chicago. How boxing kept him away from drugs and violence, and what'sthe current political climate now in the windy city with all the shootings we see on TV. We discusshis illustrious amateur boxing career where he amassed over 100 wins and under 10 defeats, andhow a marijuana bust cost him a chance to represent the U.S. in the Olympics. Fres talks about turning pro, winning his first 22 fights and then dealing with the shady political underworld that is the world of Boxing. We chat about fighting Holyfield, Ruiz, James Toney and why the fight with Mike Tyson in 2001 never happened. "Fast Fres" breaks down his lawsuit that has been all over the news, what's next and why even as a # 1 ranked contender he never got his title fight. We talk about his F.O.B.A charity and all the incredible things he doesto give back to the community, how his charity delivere...

43 minJUL 10
Comments
Mike Safo with Fres "Fast Fres" Oquendo

Mike Safo with Rohan Marley 3

Joined today by Miami football legend and entrepreneur, Rohan Marley. Calling in from Miami, we chat about him having baby number 10, selling his place in NYC and why he's taking advantage of being on lock down by focusing on his mental well being. He tells us about the glory days of Miami football, playing alongside Ray Lewis, The Rock and others, what Coach Diaz is doing right and the current state of Hurricane football. We touch on the cannabis business, why it's so important and the lack of African American owners. We talk about all the new ventures in Rohan's life, including the new Marley beach house he's opening up in Mexico. Rohan tells us about his "One Love" charity, why he's always striving to give back and his famous Lion order hashtag and way of life. We clear up the twitter blue check controversy, find out who is the coolest Marley, and if they are compensated for the likeness of their father being posted everywhere. All this and more with the legendary Rohan Marley. F...

25 minJUL 1
Comments
Mike Safo with Rohan Marley 3

Mike Safo with Carson Coleman

Joined today by former Kentucky Pitcher and newest Yankee signee Carson Coleman. Carson and I talk about growing up in Lex, his High School recruiting and his recent graduation from UK. We hear how Carson dealt with the Covid shorted college season, the dramatic cut down of the MLB draft and how he got the call that he was headed to the Bronx Bombers. Carson talks about his 4MOM charity, being inducted into the Frank G. Ham Society of Character Hall, and why giving back means so much to him. He tells us why he’s more comfortable in the bullpen, who he modeled his game after, and how he’s staying in shape waiting for the season to start. From photography to Keenland in October. Follow Carson here:Carson_Coleman

30 minJUN 19
Comments
Mike Safo with Carson Coleman

Mike Safo with Teresa Maher (Owner of McSorley's)

Joined today by the owner of the legendary “McSorley’s Old Ale House”, Teresa Maher. Podcasting from inside this NYC institution, Teresa tells us about growing up in New York City with her strict father, her favorite hangouts, and her world before the bar. We hear how, she became the first female bartender at McSorley’s in 1994. We take a stroll down memory lane as Teresa shares the history of McSorley’s, from the opening in 1864 all the way up to her legendary father Matty taking the keys. We take a look and talk about the famous artifacts, from Houdini’s handcuffs, to the iconic World War I wishbones and even some Abraham Lincoln relics. Teresa tells us how a portrait led to her to meet her future husband. Teresa also recounts some wild stories from dropping the Stanley Cup, to hanging with the likes of Colin Farrell, Leonardo DiCaprio and others. From the sawdust on the floor to why they only serve 2 types of Ales, Teresa brings the mystique of this 166-year-old bar to life...

66 minJUN 17
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Mike Safo with Teresa Maher (Owner of McSorley's)
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