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#YaJagoffPodcast / Board & Brush & Jagoffs

Summary: The jagoffs attempt some crafting at the DIY haven, Board and Brush Pittsburgh North in Gibsonia. Franchise owner Leona shared her talents with John and Rachael, as well as their guests: weatherman extraordinaire Jeff Verszyla, and author and coach, Cori Wamsley, who joined in the hammering, staining, splattering and conversing. Musical guest Justin Fabus was filled in on what he missed the next day. Music: Justin Fabus, New Release, “Forever I Do” SPONSOR: Rohrich Honda has over...


#YaJagoffPodcast / The Perfect Pair Valentine Affair

Summary: The Jagoff game show part deux went down and where better than the Arcade Theater yet again? New year and new spin included playing for charities with three Pittsburgh celeb duos. We welcomed PTL’s Heather Abraham and David Highfield, Natalie Bencivenga and Sara Bauknecht of the Post-Gazette, and Johnny Angel and wife Mary Lou along with some audience surprise interactions. Episode Music: Everyone broke out into a Rick Astley song at some point, so, that’s the music for this...


#YaJagoffPodcast / This Tour Was Made For Walking

Summary: What do you get when you add hot toddies to a walking tour with a few Philadelphians, a New Yorker, some yinzers and an amazing tour guide with a knack for history? A Walk the Burgh Tour with a whiskey theme...with the jagoffs! SPONSOR: Winter has yet to hit, but Rohrich is ready with winter tips, the Rohrich Advantage and a large selection of Hondas to choose. From a small FIT to the practical CRV, the talked about Passport, the desired Pilot and the family MUST HAVE Odyssey,...


#YaJagoffPodcast/ When John and Rachael Pretend to be at Studio 1A Rockefeller Plaza...

Summary: This is the episode when the jagoffs pretend to be at Studio 1A, Rockefeller Plaza because the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park is a close second! The jags act legit while interviewing the King of the Media Center Andrew Conte, the new author Arthur Moats, the Pittsburgh crooner who is hitting it big time, Jess Klein from Jess Klein and the Good Time. SPONSOR: Rohrich Honda sits on a smallish lot in its core neighborhood, Bloomfield. It is walkable, full of...


#YaJagoffPodcast / J&D Waterproofing Fireplace Tour Stop #2 at the Harbaugh Haas

Summary: Jamie and Jackson welcomed some Wahlburger apps, the J&D duo, The PRSA gals, Cowden Creek Realty expert Joey Booker, FRZY and of course a few jagoffs to complete the Fireplace frenzy. Ky, a member of FRZY University served as our musical guest. Sponsor: Winter has yet to hit, but Rohrich is ready with winter tips, the Rohrich Advantage and a large selection of Hondas to choose. From a small FIT to the practical CRV, the talked about Passport, the desired Pilot and the family MUST...


#YaJagoffPodcast / J&D Waterproofing Fireplace Tour Stop #1 at Margaret’s

Summary: With holiday décor still in full effect, and conversation heating up, Margaret kicks off the J&D Fireplace Tour with a full house. Fire-gathering folks included the one-and-only Rick Dayton of KDKA, J&D Waterproofing peeps Harry Larry & Shawn, Rohrich Honda gurus Larry Mercurio and Jason Moka with acoustic music provided by musician Jay Michaels. SPONSOR: It’s a new decade and a new reason to sport a new car. From a small FIT to the practical CRV, the talked about Passport, the...


#YaJagoffPodcast / #WahlIn for the 2020 J&D Waterproofing Fireplace Tour

Summary: Ahhhhh the inaugural episode of 2020 kicks off the J&D Waterproofing Fireplace Tour at Wahlburgers in Robinson. On a fluke not freezing day on the veranda, around the amazing rectangular firepit, John and Rachael welcomed: Wahlburgers Manager, Jess Boff, Shawn Raneri of J&D Waterproofing, Tim O’Brien of the Shaping Opinions podcast, Carson Holloway, creator of IWBYF, Alex of the Alex Eats Too Much blog and musical guest Abie L. Music: Abie L SPONSOR: It’s a...


2019 Jagoff Recap Episode

John and Rachael recap some of their fav guests and moments of the 2019 YaJagoff Podcast episodes. 5:10 We met the PG’s “Munch,” Dan Gigler at Carmella’s in the south side. He recapped the amazing story of Carmella’s Haitian chef’s amazing Pittsburgh life. 10:32 Our dear friend Scott Tady told us some fun Beaver County stories and made us less fearful of leaving Allegheny County. And which major music artist was he disappointed in? 15:32 One of Rachael’s faves, Pete Hewlett ends up in...


#YaJagoffPodcast / YaJagoff Holiday Celebration Special

Summary: With the Rennebeck Christmas tree lit and Sprezzatura platters galore, the YaJagoff Media holiday party was in full swing .With a year of reflections in milestone accomplishments, and a bright horizon for 2020, the team that helps Rachael and John came together to spread Christmas cheer. Listen to what makes YaJagoff Media fully operate with the support of coworkers, family and friends. SPONSOR: Rohrich Honda GM Larry is keeping Honda top of mind. To get to know the amazement of a...


YaJagoff Podcast / Lumazing Podcast

Summary: Not sure what sparkles more, the strands of white lights at Lumaze, curated by Producer Charles Roy, or the bright personalities of The Incline’s Rossilynne Culgan, Christmas prep guy Andy Amrhein, a black and gold Christmas salute from Chip & The Charge-Ups, and all narrated by the man with the tinsel voce, Greg Brown from the Pirates. Music:Chip & The Charge Ups SPONSOR: Rohrich Honda is big on car check-ups and celeb meet-ups like the one with Arthur Moats Thursday at 5 p.m. in...


YaJagoffPodcast / These Two Jagoffs Went to the Market

Summary: This cold jagoff went to the holiday market (in downtown Pittsburgh), this warm jagoff waited and joined at the Sweetwater Center for the Arts Market. Both jagoffs enjoyed interviews with Adam Valen of Drusky Entertainment and Andrew Conte of The Center for Media Innovation at Point Park in Market Square, plus Tom Walters and Alex Watrous joined from the Sewickley Culture hub. Throw in some music thanks to Adam’s band Nevada Color, and it is a culture club kinda podcast. Music:...


YaJagoffPodcast / Special Edition, Frzy Goes to Gus and YiaYas

Summary: In this special edition of the YaJagoff Podcast, we spend an hour eating ice balls, dodging train whistles and bees at Gus and YiaYias ice ball cart with Pittsburgh’s own Emmy Award winning music artist, Frzy. Music: Frzy’s latest single, Gold in It Watch Frzy’s Emmy Award winning Mr. Rogers music video HERE. SPONSOR: Rohrich Honda is all about family. In fact, Rohrich wants you to test drive the ultimate family vehicle; the Odyssey, Plus, Rohrich treats you like family with...


YaJagoffPodcast/ Black Friday Shopping with a Rohrich Ride

#YaJagoffPodcast/ Black Friday Shopping with a Rohrich Ride Summary: Twas the night before Black Friday with shopping bags in sight, Tracy and the trio soon embark on a journey filled with jagoff delight- plus a #RohrichRide thanks to our Black Friday Contest! From the Mall at Robinson to The Block Northway, stops included surprise visits from Arthur Moats and Aaron Martin. The reward was not complete without a Wahlburgers lunch at The Block Northway. Music: Tracy and the Trio sing some...


YaJagoffPodcast/ Startin’ the Season with Santa Spectacular

YaJagoffPodcast/ Startin’ the Season with Santa Spectacular Summary: The jagoff team kicked it in Point State Park to kickoff Santa Spectacular. Entrepreneurial Executive Director of Ascender Nadyli Nuñez, travel blogger extraordinaire Karyn Locke, and Y108 DJ, Wookie, answered rapid fire holiday questions. As an added bonus, former Steelers linebacker Robin Cole huddled in to talk about men’s health. All braved father winter’s temps and prepared for Santa's arrival. Music: Comedian, Mike...


YaJagoffPodcast / A Very Merry ‘Brady’ Podcast thanks to Heinz History Center

Summary: When Brady from the Heinz History Center agrees to a podcast while media is touring the holiday exhibit, you get a Very Brady Christmas… kinda! Thanks to Melissa & Evan Knauer for soothing sounds, HHC President and CEO Andy Masich, as well as Curator of the Very Merry Holiday Exhibit, Lauren Uhl, for the history on toys and tradition, and Brad Cline, Steel City Chess King for showcasing a past-time, plus Santa himself! Music: The Knauer Brothers SPONSOR: Rohrich Honda is all about...


#YaJagoffPodcast / A BLACK & GOLDmine

Summary: The jagoffs picked up Christmas enthusiast Bobby Cherry, stopped at the Mercer County Visitors Bureau for Peggy Mazyck and snagged comedian Felicia Gillespie for a road trip to Grove City. All were the first to view and shop the 2019 Pittsburgh collection at Wendell August while chatting it up with President Christian Werner, Erin Lewis Director of Marketing and eCommerce and featured artists JP Diroll and Tempy Moore! Music: Comedian Felicia Gillespie SPONSOR: Rohrich Honda is...


#YaJagoffPodcast / It’s Dia de los Muertos, Ya Jagoff!

Summary: What do you get when the jagoffs crash a hipster party celebrating those who have passed? A lively and unique collaboration and podcast with Pittsburgh’s hippest organizers including City Paper and Keep Pittsburgh Dope. We chatted with Chancelor Humphrey, Cody Baker of Creatives Drink, City Paper Organizer Bryer Blumenschein, podcaster Joey Bag of Donuts and Haunted Pittsburgh Walking Tour Guide, Hadyn Thomas. Music: Dj Mix from Dia De Los Muertos SPONSOR: Rohrich Honda knows that...


YaJagoff Podcast / Podcastin’ On The Edge..wood

Summary: Jagoffs tipped some glasses with the Duffy Women and Chef D, and played a friendly game of wine not—jagoff style! They also acquainted with the sounds of Walk-in Rosie and chatted wine-making with owner Lori Shumaker. Music: Walk-In Rosie SPONSOR: Rohrich Honda is ending October with a bang, so help get them ready for November. The giving season is upon us, so give Rohrich Honda a try with a Fit, CRV or Pilot to name a few. There are plenty of options that fit any lifestyle and...


YaJagoff Podcast / Not the Stone Temple Pilots but Karaoke from a Rohrich Honda Pilot

Summary: Rohrich Honda transformed it's not so Stone Temple Pilot Honda Pilot into a stage for a karaoke charity takeover. Emmy-Award winning Frzy, Arthur Moats, Patricia Vince, Larry Mercurio, and Katie and her friendly ScareHouse zombie. With the help of Joanie Karaoke, contestants sang and raised money for Zachary’s Mission. Music: John, Rachael, Arthur Moats and Frzy sing JZ/Beyonce Karaoke SPONSOR: Rohrich Honda is fitting donations into a FIT and driving them to hospitals to...


YaJagoff Podcast / Burger Bash and some Jagoff Banter

What was on the blog? Follow us on for daily blog posts like: The Block Blocker Kings, Mail Birds, and Don’t Be A 5K Jagoff Where can you find the YaJagoff Podcast next? Catch YaJagoff on October 19 at Rohrich Honda for the Stone Temple Honda Pilots Karaoke Contest. And October 26 at the Edgewood Winery PLUS....... October 15: Strikes Against Sickle Cell 2019 Summary: The Jagoffs accept the challenge of taste testing from the annual Burger Bash at the Waterfront this...