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After hosting over 1500 segments of "Sport Science," 6x Emmy Award-winning host and NYT Best-selling author, John Brenkus, recognized that high achievers tend to share a similar story of attaining success that's driven by hard work and tough choices, accompanied by some moments that are simply divine. Through "The Brink of Midnight Podcast", John explores the moments that guests credit with changing their lives forever...those that pushed them in an unexpected direction, shaping the experiences that followed and molding them into the people who they are today. This podcast is all about good news and features positive messages, inspiring our audience to live a fulfilling, authentic life. Guests include luminaries in sport, entertainment, business, tech, philanthropy, and many other different walks of life.

After hosting over 1500 segments of "Sport Science," 6x Emmy Award-winning host and NYT Best-selling author, John Brenkus, recognized that high achievers tend to share a similar story of attaining success that's driven by hard work and tough choices, accompanied by some moments that are simply divine. Through "The Brink of Midnight Podcast", John explores the moments that guests credit with changing their lives forever...those that pushed them in an unexpected direction, shaping the experiences that followed and molding them into the people who they are today. This podcast is all about good news and features positive messages, inspiring our audience to live a fulfilling, authentic life. Guests include luminaries in sport, entertainment, business, tech, philanthropy, and many other different walks of life.
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After hosting over 1500 segments of "Sport Science," 6x Emmy Award-winning host and NYT Best-selling author, John Brenkus, recognized that high achievers tend to share a similar story of attaining success that's driven by hard work and tough choices, accompanied by some moments that are simply divine. Through "The Brink of Midnight Podcast", John explores the moments that guests credit with changing their lives forever...those that pushed them in an unexpected direction, shaping the experiences that followed and molding them into the people who they are today. This podcast is all about good news and features positive messages, inspiring our audience to live a fulfilling, authentic life. Guests include luminaries in sport, entertainment, business, tech, philanthropy, and many other different walks of life.

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Episodes

SARAH REINERTSEN, Paralympian, World Champion, Ironman Athlete: Find Your Brave Muscle

10/12/2018
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Sarah Reinertsen, Paralympian, ITU Paratriathlon World Champion, Runner, and Ironman triathlon athlete joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus for a milestone 100th episode. Sarah “Iron Sarah” Reinertsen is a true pioneer. Born with proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD), she made the bold decision as a seven year old to amputate her leg. She envisioned jumping right in with other kids and leading a fully active life, and that vision drives her today in breaking barriers...

Duration:00:42:56

NELSON DELLIS, 4x USA Memory Champion: How to Improve Your Memory

10/10/2018
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Nelson Dellis, 4x USA Memory Champion and Alzheimer’s activist, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. In this device and app-laden landscape of our day to day lives, when was the last time you aimed to remember a phone number or directions, or do some simple math relying only on your memory? While we are using our brains in new ways, we’ve also let our memory muscles go, having the ability to record, remind, and navigate through the ease of technology. Nelson Dellis wants...

Duration:00:28:45

RYAN HOWARD, MLB World Series Champion & Venture Capitalist: Doing What it Takes

9/20/2018
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MLB legend, World Series champion, and venture capitalist, Ryan Howard joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. Ryan Howard is one of the best baseball players of the modern era, having played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2004-2016. In baseball, he’s pretty much done it all: He hit almost 400 career home runs, had almost 1200 RBIs, and was a three-time All Star, World Series champion (2008), and National League MVP (2006) and Rookie of the Year (2005). He’s also led the...

Duration:00:36:26

MERRIL HOGE, Former NFL Running Back + Sports Personality: Find a Way

9/7/2018
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Merril Hoge, football analyst and former NFL running back, joins The Brink of Midnight with John Brenkus. Football season is now in full swing for both the NCAA and NFL, and Merril Hoge excelled at both levels playing running back for Idaho State University as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears. He’s also been a trailblazing analyst for many years. Whether you know Merril from the grid iron or studio, one thing is unmistakeable - Merril Hoge defines tough. He had to help...

Duration:00:33:08

SCOTT FLANSBURG, The Human Calculator: On Confidence

8/29/2018
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Scott Flansburg, “The Human Calculator” and multi-award winning Guinness Book of World Records holder, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. Scott Flansburg has a powerful relationship with and understanding of numbers. He’s on a mission to help kids (and grown ups) feel great about math. His most powerful moments of self-discovery occurred in third, fifth, and eighth grades, so he knows a thing or to about guiding kids toward a confident and fun relationship with...

Duration:00:57:01

JOHN O'LEARY, Best-Selling Author & Speaker: Moving Beyond Challenge

8/23/2018
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John O’Leary (@JOLearyInspires), best-selling author and inspirational speaker, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast. John O’Leary is a miracle. Set on fire during a childhood accident and suffering burns over the vast majority of his body, he was given a zero percent chance at survival. The ensuing surgeries, amputations, and recovery were fraught with challenge that the majority of us will never know. Living became his purpose. Sharing how to live - his gift. Today, John is a husband,...

Duration:00:47:39

DOUG GOTTLIEB, Sports Personality: How to Find Your Authentic Voice

8/16/2018
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Doug Gottlieb (@gottiebshow), sports media personality and host of “The Doug Gottlieb Show” on Fox Sports, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. In the world of sports media and being a personality on radio and TV, it’s a challenge to find an authentic voice. A lot of people have a shtick or act they put on that’s designed to get people to listen. Doug is unique - his shtick is being himself. Doug was a great basketball player in the day, but, as you’re about to hear, it...

Duration:00:26:16

BRETT HUGHES, Fomer MLL Player, Co-Founder, Lacrosse the Nations: On Service

8/9/2018
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Former Major League Lacrosse player and co-founder of Lacrosse the Nations, Brett Hughes, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. Brett is a one-of-a-kind change maker. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, he was an All-State high school athlete in both football and lacrosse. He chose to pursue lacrosse at University of Virginia, where he was a three-time All American and captured the National Championship. Brett went on to play professional lacrosse for the MLL (Major League...

Duration:00:58:00

ROBERT GRIFFIN, III, NFL Quarterback: On Perseverance

7/25/2018
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Robert Griffin, III (“RG3”), NFL quarterback, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. RG3 won the Heisman Trophy with Baylor University and stormed onto the NFL scene in 2012 when he was drafted second overall by the Washington Redskins. He took the Redskins to the playoffs and was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. To say RG3 owned Washington, D.C. is an understatement. But things didn’t go quite as planned and he was plagued with injury after injury. He moved on to the...

Duration:00:13:21

DAVID BURKUS, Best-Selling Author, Thought Leader: Redefining Networking

7/18/2018
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David Burkus (@davidburkus), thought leader, multi best-selling author, & networking expert joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. David Burkus is on a mission to translate and bring the best, scientifically-based ideas out of the ivory tower and into the offices, coffee shops, and meeting rooms where good work is done. From the theories of how creativity is generated to best practices in leadership and management, and now to redefining what good networking looks like,...

Duration:00:44:52

DANIELLA MONET, Actress, Nickelodeon Star, Activist: Seizing Opportunity

7/11/2018
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Daniella Monet (@daniellamonet), actress, Nickelodeon star, and activist, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. Daniella Monet is a doer, a dreamer, a believer, and has mastered the art of living creatively at the age of 29. She’s worked in Hollywood since the age of nine and is most well known for roles on hit TV shows like “Victorious”, “iCarly", "The Bernie Mac Show", "Listen Up!", and most recently "Paradise Run". She's become a significant player in new media with her...

Duration:00:34:24

JENNIFER FERRO, KCRW President/GM: On Culture

6/27/2018
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Jennifer Ferro (@jenniferro), President and General Manager of world renown L.A. public radio station KCRW (@kcrw), joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. Founded in 1945, KCRW (College Radio Workshop), was originally created to train WWII veterans in the then new technology of FM broadcasting and ever since has blazed a trail in influencing culture, particularly in music and breaking bands, in a profound way. Jennifer truly embodies what KCRW is all about - building...

Duration:00:36:24

KELLEY JAMES, Musician with MARC ROBERGE, O.A.R. Lead Singer: Put Yourself Out There

6/21/2018
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Renown musician and freestyle rapper, Kelley James (@kelleyjamesmusic), and special guest, O.A.R. lead singer, Marc Roberge (@marcroberge) join The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. Kelley James has carved out a unique niche in the music world. Sought out out for being a high profile event performer and freestyle rapper, he’s played over 1000 shows to date and has toured and opened for acts like Kid Rock, Robin Thicke, LMFAO, Goo Goo Dolls, Sara Bareilles, Weezer, and O.A.R.,...

Duration:00:27:42

DR. OZ, Cardiac Surgeon, "The Dr. Oz Show": How to Make a Change

6/13/2018
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World renown cardiac surgeon, host of "The Dr. Oz Show", and health and wellness expert, Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz), joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. As one of the most well-recognized names and faces in modern medicine, the impact Dr. Oz is making on the world extends far beyond his operating room. From his original appearances on The Oprah Show to his books, TV show, and teaching at Columbia University, Dr. Oz has introduced us to dramatic and simple ways to live our...

Duration:00:23:43

RIC BUCHER, Sports Analyst, Sirius/XM Radio Host: On Storytelling

6/5/2018
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Sports analyst, Sirius/XM Radio Host, and master storyteller, Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. Ric Bucher is one of the most well-known and respected sports journalists, analysts, and hosts of today's sports world. His deep insights and coverage have connected us to powerful sports stories and the best of humanity. He hosts shows for MadDog Sports and the NBA on Sirius/XM, is the Senior Writer for Bleacher Report, and co-hosts the "BJ x Bucher...

Duration:00:32:08

PAUL RABIL, Lacrosse Legend, Entrepreneur: The Key to Happiness is Empathy

5/29/2018
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Professional lacrosse player, entrepreneur, and storyteller, Paul Rabil (@paulrabil), joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. He's been called "the most tech-savvie athlete of 2017", the "Lebron James of Lacrosse" by the New York Times, and was named a "Top 40 Most entrepreneurial athlete" by Entrepreneur Magazine. He's appeared on or authored pieces in just about every media outlet, has his own well-known "Suiting Up with Paul Rabil" Podcast, and it was when Paul came into...

Duration:01:11:56

SHANTI DAS, Music Vet & Founder, Silence the Shame

5/25/2018
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Music veteran, Hip Hop Professional creator, and founder of the "Silence the Shame" movement, Shanti Das, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. Shanti Das is a name popular with some of the most successful urban artists including Outkast, Usher, Toni Braxton, TLC, Jermaine Dupri, Prince, and L.A. Reid, among many others. She climbed her way to the top of music marketing working at La Face Records, Capitol Records, Arista, Columbia, and finally at Universal as their Executive...

Duration:00:34:00

ERIC the TRAINER, Celebrity Trainer: Intention is Everything

5/22/2018
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Celebrity trainer and host of Discovery Channel's "Celebrity Sweat", "Eric the Trainer" joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. Take one look at Eric the Trainer (Eric Fleishman) and a ripped comic book character origin story comes to mind. For the last 27 years, he's worked with UFC fighters, police officers, special forces, and celebrities and artists across the spectrum of entertainment and music. He is especially well-known for his methods of total transformation and his...

Duration:00:38:47

PHIL COLLEN, Def Leppard Lead Guitarist: Your Destiny is Up To You

5/15/2018
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Phil Collen, lead guitarist and songwriter for legendary rock band, Def Leppard, joins The Brink of Midnight Podcast with John Brenkus. Def Leppard is one of only a few bands to receive two Diamond records (over 10 million copies sold for each; for “Hysteria” and “Pyromania”) and have been together for over 36 years. In this special episode, we turn back the clock with Phil Collen as he takes us through his musical journey and the evolution of Def Leppard. At the beginning of our...

Duration:01:00:46

Friday Findings: Mental Health, the 80s, & More

5/11/2018
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Welcome to Friday Findings, our short-form episode full of takeaways, tips, and great ideas to help you cultivate positive change in your life and in your community. In today's short episode, John is joined by special (and former) podcast guest, Rob Vaka, pro athlete mentor and philanthropy pioneer. John and Rob are coming at you from a charity golf event in Alabama and riff on a variety of topics from mental health awareness month to reflecting back and looking forward. Happy Friday change...

Duration:00:14:10