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Ep. 16: Blake Murphy Part 2

In a continuation from the last episode, Blake Murphy, Managing Editor of Raptors Republic, we covered a variety of topics including the rise and origin story of Shams Charania; Summer League takeaways; fighting the cyclical feelings of a season and finding new things to improve on in his craft. We then did a Raptors deep dive covering questions such as: how would he have handled the offseason if he was GM; favourite Raptor of all time; Bruno Caboclo vs OG Anunoby; how does Jonas Valanciunas...


Ep. 15: Blake Murphy Part 1

Blake Murphy, Freelance Writer and Managing Editor of Raptors Republic, came on the podcast for an extra long interview. So long, in fact, it had to be split into two episodes. This episode will focus on Blakes career arc and writing, while the second episode will be a more general NBA and Raptors discussion. Topics that were discussed in this episode include: his start in writing; how an opportunity at theScore led to him focusing his efforts in basketball; the advantages the NBA has in...


Episode 14: Greg Wyshynski

Greg Wyshynski, Editor of Yahoo Sports Puck Daddy Blog and co-host of the Marek vs Wyshynski and Puck Soup podcasts, came on the KossTalk podcast ahead of the Puck Talks event in Toronto to talk about his career. As a person who has been in the industry for over a decade, we went over a number of topics including his writing style; what makes a good writer; the homogenous nature of the majority of coverage of the sport; the state of the industry; how it has evolved since he entered; his two...


Episode 13: Jon Corbin

Jon Corbin, Executive Producer and Founder of Corbin Visual, was kind enough to hop on the podcast to talk all things his company is getting into. We dove into topics including how he got into video production; his drone videos that blew up across Canada; his work with VR and the future of the technology; what it's like dealing with emerging technologies; and much more. He also gave great business advice about staying ahead of the curve and being passionate about your profession. We closed...


Episode 12: Listener Mailbag

KossTalk Host Evan Kossman took questions from you the audience. The questions could be about life, sports, business, and whatever else you had questions about! Questions included: how committed is he to the podcast (1:00), who is your dream interview (3:20), in what ways can younger generations balance life goals and steady careers (4:25), is the NBA more marketable than the NFL (5:45), is automation a threat to the service industry (7:15), would you rather fight 100 toddlers or one 100...


Episode 11: Robbie Goldfarb

A person with enough titles that would rival that of Daenerys Targaryen, Robbie Goldfarb came on the podcast this week to go into detail about each step of his career path. The episode started with a conversation about their shared experiences within the Computer Science program at Western University. It then led to a discussion about Robbie's entrepreneurial pursuits with highlights being the CEO and Founder of Brevada. The story finished off with a discussion about his current position as...


Episode 10: Mike Belkin

This week we were honoured by the presence of Mike Belkin, a former professional tennis player, and an inductee of the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame. Mike and I discussed his career arc, how the game has evolved, and his legendary matches going against tennis icons like Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith, among others. We also went into detail being the first person in tennis to use his patented two-handed backhand. We closed it out with a brief discussion on the current Canadian tennis landscape....


Episode 9: Zev Skolnik

This week on the podcast, Zev Skolnik came on to talk about his time at Ivey Business School and about his job as an IT consultant for Infotech. We also took a deep dive on his passion project, impediment, which is his stage name jokingly named after his lisp. Zev then tackles Steve's question from last week, and asks one of his own for the next guest! Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use...


Episode 8: Steve Tsimikalis

This weeks guest is Steve Tsimikalis, Principal and Co-Founder of Toronto Prep School. We discussed the decision to open TPS in the heart of the recession in 2009; the 3 categories of teachers; preparing students with the right skill sets; private school versus public school; not wanting to treat the school like a business; and much more. Steve also gave some business lessons he learned along the way, including cool stories about the drive of successful people like Jeff Hunt and John...


Episode 7: Babsocks

Jake Mednick and Thomas McCole, the creators of Babsocks, came on the podcast to talk all things Babsocks. With a pair of socks that embodied a fan base, we discussed the origin of the business; the learning curve of going into business; their various product lines; the 'misprint' collector's items; and how you follow up such a successful first product. We even got a special question from James Mirtle, editor-in-chief of the Athletic. The guys closed out the episode by answering the...


Episode 6: Re-Introduction

Host Evan Kossman interviews himself, evaluating how the podcast has gone and its progression. Questions broached include what the podcast is really about, what has worked and what hasn't. Other topics discussed include how do you define success, and where the podcast goes from here. The episode concludes with Evan answering Blair's question from the last episode, and asks one for the next guest! Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card...


Episode 5: Blair Rose

This episode of the podcast features an interview with Blair Rose, managing partner of Rose & Rose. This episode is a continuation of Episode 3 with Adam Wilson. I wanted to contrast the struggles that are required in law school to becoming a successful lawyer. Blair and I went through the arc of his law career. We started with his experience in law school. We then talked about him joining his father's practice. Finally, we discussed him taking over said practice and adapted it to fit his...


Episode 4: David Tartick

This week's guest is David Tartick, president of Sunray Electronics. David and I discussed the role of the distributor in the modern business landscape and how it has had to adapt with the times. We tried to explore the characteristics required to be a good salesperson. Another topic we delved into was the importance and the requirements of maintaining business to business relations. Finally, we talked about taking over his father's business, and much more! The episode ended with David...


Episode 3: Adam Wilson

This week's guest is Adam Wilson, who just finished his first year at Osgoode Hall Law School. We talked about his experience with his first year in a very competitive program. Within that topic, we discussed what challenged him, what surprised him, what advice he got along the way, and much more. He also provided a warning for future law students. The episode ended with Adam answering Richard's question from last week, and provided one of his own for the next one! Check out our podcasting...


Episode 2: Richard Waters

This week's guest is Richard Waters, founder of Phantom Glass. We talked about his experience starting a business, putting a product out into the world, and the challenges that come with that. We also discuss how to expand the business after it has been established, any advice he got along the way, and handling relations with his employees. We finish the episode out with Richard's question for our next guest! Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no...


Episode 1: Introduction to KossTalk

The introductory episode of the KossTalk podcast. KossTalk is about success, and the podcast will explore the question of what that means. Each week an interview will be released, telling the story of a person who strives for success, and how they decided what to do. Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-b08d5a for 40% off for 4 months, and support KossTalk.