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Join Dennis VanDerGinst as he interviews interesting and entertaining people, including national and local celebrities. We will explore various aspects of the human experience and what makes life more fun.

Join Dennis VanDerGinst as he interviews interesting and entertaining people, including national and local celebrities. We will explore various aspects of the human experience and what makes life more fun.


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Join Dennis VanDerGinst as he interviews interesting and entertaining people, including national and local celebrities. We will explore various aspects of the human experience and what makes life more fun.




Susan Bratton Part 2 | Uncommon Convos | Episode 021

In this episode of Uncommon Convos, Dennis talks with realationship, Sex and Intimacy Expert Susan Bratton. Susan and Dennis talk about Sexual Biohacking and Erotic Play Dates. Find more about Susan Bratton at the links...


Susan Bratton | Uncommon Convos | Episode 020

In this episode of Uncommon Convos, Dennis talks to beloved Sex and Intimacy Expert Susan Bratton. Susan has spent 20+ years building her experience and knowledge in intimacy. She has been teaching and empowering singles and couples ranging from 19-90 years old. She helps people find their path to heart-connected sexual health and happiness. Susan has been married for 30+ years to her husband who is also an online entrepreneur and was the inventor of Rhapsody. This is the first of two...


Dr. Rich Blundell | Uncommon Convos | Episode 019

Dennis VanDerGinst talks to Dr. Rich Blundell about the interconnection between nature and creativity as well as many other interesting topics.


The Dr. Marissa Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 018

She is sure to bring some happiness to your day. Dennis talks to a very positive woman who has been dubbed the Asian Oprah, and for a good reason. Dr. Marissa Pei (Pay) is certainly a renaissance woman in the same was as Oprah. She is an organizational psychologist who has consulted with and assisted businesses improve in a wide variety of ways over the past 30 years. She is a true edu-tainer, having hosted and produced a brilliant program called “Take My Advice. I’m Not Using It. Get...


The Art Bell Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 017

Today we talk to Art Bell, the man who started Comedy Central and was the president of court TV.


End of Season 1 Message

It's the end of season 1! Thank you to all who listened to our first season. We will be back in early August 2021. In the meantime be sure to go back to catch up on missed episodes, and subscribe so you don't miss any of season 2!.


The Brian McFayden Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 016

Brian McFayden stops by to talk about working in the entertainment industry, the time he met Robin Williams, and the worst job he's ever had.


The Pat Miletich Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 015

Pat Miletich stops by the Uncommon Convos podcast today to talk about winning championships in UFC and boxing, early days of the sport, his coaching gym, family life, and aliens.


The Matt Garard Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 014

Matt Garard talks about his career in theater, working in standup and improv comedy, and his current stint with Thunder Bulge in this weeks podcast episode.


The Brad Nye Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 013

Brad Nye stops by to tell us some stories from his days helping out Van Halen, building his own music career, and his own experience as a movie writer and podcast host.


The Acie Earl Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 012

Coach Acie Earl stops by to talk about playing for the Hawkeyes, the NBA, and playing overseas, as well as his post-player career as a coach.


The Erik Maitland Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 011

Erik Maitland is here to talk about everyone's favorite subject: the weather. Erik educates us on some deadly and less common types of weather occurrences, his experience as a meteorologist, and what he, as a weatherman, considers to be an accurate forecast.


The Kim Kurtenbach Furness Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 010

This week we sit down with Creative Kim, Business Kim, Survivor Kim, and Inspirational Kim, all of whom are one and the same as our multi-talented guest Kim Kurtenbach Furness. Kim is an actor who has also run a theater company, starred in films, survived cancer, and inspired many to get into a life of acting and to push through the hard times in life. Check out her bubbly spirit on this weeks Uncommon Convos.


The Lisa McCormick Eveleth Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 009

Lisa McCormick Eveleth joins us to discuss living a fit and active life while having multiple autoimmune diseases, and how to get that ignite spirit to keep pushing forward through the tough times in life.


The Jessie Sulidis Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 008

Jessie Henry (Sulidis) of Bachelor fame stops by today to discuss a life of dancing, singing, acting, reality tv, corresponding, and running a cosmetic empire. [Trigger Warning: mentions of suicide]


The Dale Ruplinger Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 007

Bodybuilder Dale Ruplinger stops by the podcast to talk about training, determination, and coming back from injury. If you aspire to anything greater than your current circumstances, Dale provides motivation that you will want to listen to.


The Jason London Interview | Episode 006

This week we’re sitting down with Jason London, a seasoned Hollywood actor who starred in cult-classics like Dazed and Confused and To Wong Foo, plus tried his hand successfully as a producer, writer, and director for several TV series and movies. He also addressed the TMZ issue, his mugshot photo, and the truth behind the matter.


The Katie Castillo-Wilson Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 005

Katie Castillo-Wilson joins us this week as we talk about building a tech company from the ground up, coming back from a 2020 revenue drop, and thinking differently to make a safer, recession-proof business model.


The Bobby Hansen Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 004

Bobby Hansen joins Dennis VanDerGinst and Dana Watkins to discuss his basketball career (including high school, college, and playing with Michael Jordan in the NBA), as well as his career at the Better Business Bureau and doing color commentary for Iowa Hawkeyes basketball.


The Jason Fechner Interview | Uncommon Convos | Episode 003

Jason Fechner joins us today to talk about fake news, growing up in the midwest, and what it's like to be a journalist in times of political uncertainty.