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#YaJagoff Podcast / Shalieve It’s a Good Podcast!

Summary: Back at the Mall at Robinson with detailed duos! With Michael Machosky’s PR and media dual role and Brian Butko’s historian and Pgh personality mix, the Property Diva and Pgh Beautiful creator’s marriage and the dueling piano dynamics, it is just double the fun all at the Shazier signing! Music: The Dueling Pianos SPONSOR: While it is no mystery that Total Sports Enterprises at the Mall at Robinson is the leader in sports merchandise, the Mystery Boxes they are providing are...


A River Run YaJagoff Style

Summary: It’s a float, or a boat, maybe a hut? It’s the tiki bar that glides guests on the river for a ‘burgh tour and they let a couple of jagoffs navigate one with a few fun guests. John and Rachael talked tiki style with the owner, Dale, as well as the one and only Rick Sebak, and socialite and social media expert, Katie Love. Music: The Flow Band, a perfect addition to the boat ride! The Flow Band gives some "Tropical Soul Reggae from the Island of Pittsburgh." 01:04 Show...


It’s Saturday with an Art Start

John and Rachael set up shop on the acoustic Gateway stage with some dahntahn’ guests to kick off the official first full day of TRAF! We welcome artists Kristen Lowe-Rebel who is from Pittsburgh and creates 3d art forms, and husband and wife artists Dee and Michael Miller weigh in on wood as art. Plus we welcome marketing guru and fellow podcaster with a no no title; Dave Mastevich of No Bullshit Marketing and show caster of Yinz Love BBQ and ‘Should I Drink That?’ Podcast. Episode...


YaJagoff Podcast - Memorial Day Weekend FAKE Cookout and Porch Tour Kickoff

Summary: Our podcast made an impression on some judges in Detroit as we were finalists in the mother of all journalist comps—the Golden Quills. Didn’t win but scored an interview with Lexi Belfulfine, founder of the Incline, and Trib Total Media mastermind Bobby Cherry. Plus we amp up for our charitable porch tour and collect items for Zachary’s Mission Zack Packs while we listen to Mall at Robinson neighbor’s sales pitches. Episode Music: Pittsburgh Band, Shin Guard, “Flubline” from...


John and Rachael Sound The Siren For EMS Week

#YaJagoff Podcast / John and Rachael Sound The Siren For EMS Week Summary: Ambulance chasing used to be a “thing” for news folks and even ‘burgh radio dispatch eaves droppers, with the sophistication of news reporting and progression of medicine, ambulances are state-of-the-art transportation vehicles were the EMS professional perform state-of-the-art patient care. In honor of EMS week, Chief Farrow of the Pittsburgh EMS station joins us as we salute a few relevant folks like EMS Mental...


From the Farmer’s Market... our Farm to Psychic Edition

The sun was shining so, just like in grade school, we took our stuff outside! We hung out at the first, of the year, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Farmer’s Market. We people-watched AND hung out with the Pittsburgh Airport peeps, Dale from Woolf’s Family Farm and, while we’re in an “outside” kind of mood, we prepped for all of the art and music of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival! Oh... and if you didn’t see this coming already... (he did)…we have part 2 of our interview with...


Cinco De Mayo Gabbing, Grubbing and Giving!

Summary: Cinco De Mayo brings Chandler from Ole Smokey for his last hoorah to raise money for his Man Of The Year quest through LLS, Mark Togni, contestant from Master Chef, Oyster shucking with Dennis and Jess, some bowling for rhinos discussion with Sarah and a little crooning that will be heard at the Millvale Music Fest thanks to Nick Barilla. All of this to celebrate the opening of TSE McMurray at West Penn Billiards! Episode Music: Nick Barilla Nick will be performing, May 12th,...


YaJagoff Podcast Teaser

This week's podcast is delayed by a day because we have a really important interview to add to it before we post it. The interview will be recorded Tuesday, 5/8 and then Boom... the episode will be complete and posted here.


Getting Down to Business at the 2nd Annual Business Show

John and Rachael use the quaint DL Convention Center as the backdrop for podcast row, a demo of niche podcasts including No Bullshit Marketing, Pitchwerks, and Going Deep with Aaron Watson to interview and celebrate networking businesses and people. John and Rachael talk to Bill Flanagan of Our Region’s Business, and Inspiring Lives CEO, Dr. Shellie Hipsky, who discuss the keys to staying fresh in the industry. Sean Collier of Pgh Magazine and Paul Furiga of Wordwrite stop by to chat about...


Roaring Fun at the Museum

John and Rachael host their own 'Night at the Museum,' except in the morning... and in the setting of American Spirits, the Rise and Fall of Prohibition. The jagoffery duo welcomed 97-year-old Marie Carcara, who gives lessons on the Charleston, and reminisces what made the 20's roaring, Ole Smoky's Chandler Carranza draws a prohibition comparison to modern day, and Leslie Przbylek from the Heinz History Center weighs in on how the 20's was the real trend setting era. Episode Music:...


Housing Jagoff Fun

Welcome to the Ultimate House presented by Pittsburgh Magazine. The 4th powerhouse home project is minutes from Children’s Hospital on 4041 Liberty Avenue in Lawrenceville, includes a 3,000-square-foot penthouse, condominiums and commercial space with a plethora of sponsors to showcase what a luxury home looks like. Plus, John and Rachael get to roll out the welcome mat to a free-ticket winner, architect David Roth, as well as Pittsburgh Business Show coordinator, Linda Jo Thornberg, who...


A “Taxing/Relaxing” Podcast

Tax Day is coming and, no doubt, it is a taxing time of year! So, what can you do to relax? Even more importantly, what do tax accountants and preparers do to relax after they have looked through all of your fake receipts and mileage expense reports? We are at ESSpa Kozmetika in Aspinwall looking for relaxing measures for all of our guests: Mike from Switcheroo, relaxing steelpan music by David Pugliano of Barrels to Beethoven, and suggested options to spend the day at Esspa! Episode...


Nailing Down 'Hockey Talk'

It’s a hockey night in Wheeling! John and Rachael are on a road trip with 119 of their closest friends to celebrate one of the final Wheeling Nailer’s games before playoffs AND commemorate the Team Pittsburgh players selected to play for Team USA in Europe. We chat playoff hockey and minor league recognition with the Nailers coach, Jeff Christian, DJ Abisalih, DJ extraordinaire, who wears multiple hats including acting as the Mike Lange of the Nailers, gives some play-by-play fave lines,...


Rusty Day at the Foundry

Summary: It’s a bunch of firsts for two jagoffs! The first NHL signing of 2018, the first TSE signing at the Foundry, and the first time WE get to see and learn about THE Penguins Jesus! The Ya Jagoff podcast is jam-packed with guest advice on spring dating tips for men, and how it relates to Dinner for 8, thanks to DF8 life coach Nan Cohen. Plus, spring brings much more to do and eat in Pittsburgh a’la the Discover the Burgh folks, Linda Jo Thornberg previews the upcoming Pittsburgh...


The St. Paddy’s Day Parade

The official wearin’ o’ the green day finds John and Rachael mobile in the middle of the 2nd biggest St. Paddy’s Day parade in the country, right here in dahntahn Pittsburgh! So, we shamrocked and green tinseled a trailer, grabbed some pals and interviewed the finest of Pittsburgh Irish at the annual parade. Catch our mobile chats with St. Patrick from Pittsburgh, the official Peduto leprechaun, Peduto himself, the governor, and Jim Rooney, plus a visit from Femme on our float. Episode...


The Foodtruck A-Palooza

The food truck has become the end all--be all of favorite eateries in Pittsburgh, and the variety excites ‘burghers even more. So, the foodtruck frenzy at the Monroeville ExpoMart made sense to park our podcast. We enjoyed a vast array of food, live music, a craft market, vendors and voted for Pittsburgh's best food truck. We welcomed Mac McAfferty, Parade Chairman and Maggie Cloonan, Grand Marshall of the St. Patty’s Day parade. Plus, Paul Furiga, President and CEO Wordwrite...



Summary: Believe it or not YaJagoff dressed in the finest digs and dared the red carpet. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield presented "Lights! Glamour! Action!”™ in its 18th year supporting the Pittsburgh Film Office. The red carpet was rolled out for hundreds of our city’s key celebrities, entertainment professionals, business leaders, and politicians. John and Rachael rubbed elbows with these fab Pittsburgh people while they enjoyed gourmet food stations, premium cocktails, a champagne...


The 3rd Fireplace Tour With GeekWire

Showin’ off our North Side stuff to Geekwire! Robert Miles and the Allegheny Inn hosted us and our guests in between two of the Inn’s seven fireplaces. While on the North Side, we asked our friends from the National Aviary to join us and, Inn music staple, J. Roger Davis joined us with some of his mellow music. Thanks to our Fireplace Tour sponsor, Bob Hufnagle and Suburban Floors for the 6”x3” swath of red carpet for our guests! And thanks to Ricci’s Italian Sausage for feeding...


The 2nd Fireplace Tour at Wapello Street in Brighton Heights

The 2nd stop on the Ya Jagoff fireplace tour was in the Brighton Heights area of Pittsburgh’s Northside. The Frankovich’s opened their home to us jagoffs to talk about many events happening in the next few weeks in our city. First up was a visit from Carlos Carter, the charismatic Executive Director from the Homeless Children Education Fund. He dishes on their upcoming gala and supply donations to help HCEF. John and Rachael also meet their float partners for the St. Patty’s Day...


The Episode after the 100th Better Known As the First HOME Fireplace Tour Stop

The YaJagoff crew invades Donna Kane’s domain to kickoff the first fireplace tour thanks to Bob Hufnagel, our sponsor from Suburban Floors. Donna serves as the epitome of hostess with her spread of food, cocktails, and overall entertaining grace at her newly-built mother-in-law suite. She chats her prior charity work as she welcomes the gals from Fame 15 and The History Center to preview History Uncorked with a 1920’s theme, Pete the Car Man gives his 5 winter car buying tips with the help...