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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.

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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Matt Garard | Season 01 | Episode 014

9/5/2023
Summary 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. In This Episode https://www.gildasclubchicago.org/donatehttps://thunderbulge.com

Duration:01:24:33

Rich Blundell | Season 01 | Episode 019

9/5/2023
Dennis VanDerGinst talks to Dr. Rich Blundell about the interconnection between nature and creativity as well as many other interesting topics.

Duration:01:06:50

Dr. Marissa | Season 01 | Episode 018

9/5/2023
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.

Duration:01:00:56

Brian McFayden | Season 1 | Episode 016

8/30/2023
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. In This Episode https://www.vlaw.com/uncommon-convos-the-brian-mcfayden-interview/

Duration:01:13:48

Art Bell | Season 01 | Episode 017

8/30/2023
Art Bell, original pitchman for The Comedy Channel from HBO (which later became Comedy Central) stops by the podcast to talk about working in the entertainment industry, his lessons in competition, and how to get through a battle of the titans.

Duration:01:10:58

Pat Miletich | Season 1 | Episode 015

4/25/2023
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. In This Episode

Duration:01:32:15

Art Bell | Season 2 | Episode 017

4/13/2023
Art Bell, original pitchman for The Comedy Channel from HBO (which later became Comedy Central) stops by the podcast to talk about working in the entertainment industry, his lessons in competition, and how to get through a battle of the titans.

Duration:01:10:58

Dr. Marissa | Season 2 | Episode 018

4/12/2023
Dr. Marissa is sure to brighten anyone’s day and had been dubbed the Asian Oprah and for a good reason. Watch or listen to this interesting and entertaining podcast now.

Duration:01:00:56

Rich Blundell | Season 2 | Episode 019

4/12/2023
Dr. Rich Blundell talks about the interconnection between nature and creativity. The Surfer Dude Scientist. Watch or listen to this interesting and entertaining podcast now. Watch the full episode at www.uncommonconvos.com Thank you to our sponsor VanDerGinst Law www.vlaw.com

Duration:01:06:50

Shane & Rowan | Season 2 | Episode 029

3/6/2023
On this episode of Uncommon Convos Dennis talks with two very talented men. Rowan Joseph and Shane Partlow are business partners who have had some great successes together over the years, which we will certainly explore. But separately and individually, they have each had amazing careers in the entertainment industry. Shane has excelled on stage as well as the big and small screens. His numerous stage roles included a stint playing Will Rogers in The Will Rogers Follies, for which he received the The Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical. On television he has appeared in such notable programs as Will and Grace, Gilmore Girls, iCarly, Roots and Scream Queens, among other. And on film he was in the Best Picture Oscar winner, Green Book, as well as numerous other films such as Princess Diaries 2, Knucklehead, and we can’t forget the cult classic, Beauty Queen Butcher! Rowan has also been a successful film, TV, and stage actor. He has worked alongside such notable figures as Oscar winners Anne Hathaway, Rami Malek, Julie Andrews, F. Murray Abraham, Anthony Hopkins and one of my personal all-time favorites, the legendary Katharine Hepburn, with whom he shared a long-term personal relationship. In addition to being cast in leading roles on stage across the country, Rowan’s television credits include roles on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series, Veep, opposite Julia Louis Dreyfus & Hugh Laurie, Gilmore Girls, and Boston Legal, among others. His film credits include The Campaign with Will Ferrell & Zach Galifianakis, The Princess Diaries 2, Raising Helen, Grudge Match and Barefoot Rowan has also been a director, producer, screenwriter and voiceover artist, all of which I intend to explore more fully From 1993 until 2020, together Shane and Rowan were producing partners in Theater A Go-Go, a nationally recognized theatrical touring production company which presented national tours of such shows as The Queen of Bingo, An Evening with Jack Klugman, Forever Plaid and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Check out Rowan's film “Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun.” It’s on iTunes for rental or purchase at https://tv.apple.com/us/movie/dalton-trumbos-johnny-got-his-gun/umc.cmc.1u6tpydfgvx5i1oig3qjkl5my Listen to more episodes here or at www.uncommonconvos.com Also check out our other podcast, Legal Squeaks at www.legalsqueaks.com. Thank you to our sponsor VanDerGinst Law - www.vlaw.com

Duration:01:31:03

Thomas Hart | Season 2 | Episode 028

2/21/2023
On this episode of Uncommon Convos Dennis talks with Tom Hart. He is a Emmy nominated writer, story editor, and producer. He mainly works with children's animation and has written for The Penguins of Madagascar, Kim Possible, Mouseworks, Get ED, Dave the Barbarian, Care Bears, and many more notable childrens shows. He has a very neat story on how his path lead him to the Quad Cities and then on to LA to start his career as a very successful writer, story teller, and producer. Listen to more episodes here or at www.uncommonconvos.com Also check out our other podcast, Legal Squeaks at www.legalsqueaks.com. Thank you to our sponsor VanDerGinst Law - www.vlaw.com

Duration:01:12:39

Bruce Braley | Season 2 | Episode 027

12/13/2022
On this episode of Uncommon Convos Dennis talks with former US Congressmen for the 1st District of Iowa, Bruce Braley. He was a successful trial lawyer in Iowa for 20 years. After serving in congress for 8 years he ran for the US Senate. In 2015 he returned to is roots as a trial lawyers in Denver Colorado. Bruce talks about his life and how he came to be a lawyer as well as his exciting path to congress and some of his most memorable stories. Listen to more episodes here or at www.uncommonconvos.com Also check out our other podcast, Legal Squeaks at www.legalsqueaks.com. Thank you to our sponsor VanDerGinst Law - www.vlaw.com

Duration:01:08:58

Andy Sallee | Season 2 | Episode 026

11/29/2022
On this episode of Uncommon Convos Dennis talks with long time friend and entrepreneur, Andy Sallee. He it the epitome of the rags to riches story. Andy came from very humble beginnings living in various trailer parks moving around often when he was young. He has built a amazing real-estate empire and continues to educate himself, attend mastermind events. Andy defines success as having freedom in time. Freedom to come and go as you please and do what you want. The biggest thing he can teach young entrepreneurs is pick one lane and go all in. Spreading yourself too thin will make it hard for you to get good at any one thing. Watch the video episode here https://vimeo.com/776244955 Listen to more episodes here or at www.uncommonconvos.com Also check out our other podcast, Legal Squeaks at www.legalsqueaks.com. Thank you to our sponsor VanDerGinst Law - www.vlaw.com

Duration:00:59:57

Joy McMeekan | Season 2 | Episode 025

11/4/2022
In this episode of Uncommon Convos Dennis talks with Executive Director, Joy McMeekan of Gilda's Club Quad Cities. Joy left the corporate world after losing both her Husband and her mother to cancer. With this experience she was led to be a part of Gilda's Club. Joy talks about the struggles she had with dealing with the loss of her husband and mother to cancer and what resources Gilda's club offers to all those affected by cancer. Check out www.gildasclubqc.org Check out more episodes of Uncommon Convos at www.uncommonconvos.com and our other podcast www.legalsqueaks.com Thank you to our sponsor VanDerGinst Law. www.VLAW.com

Duration:00:47:40

Chad Pregracke | Season 2 | Episode 024

10/18/2022
In this episode of Uncommon Convos, Dennis talks with one of the hardest working men in America, Chad Pregracke. Chad is founder of Living Lands and Waters. Dennis talks to Chad about how he started on this mission of cleaning the rivers and how things have changed over the years. They also talk about several other projects Chad has going on like, The Bison Bridge Project, Million Trees Project and Adopt A River Mile to name a few. As a kid he started to notice all the garbage above and below the water. This led him to do something about it. He made many efforts to contact government agencies to tell them about the problem but could not get anyone to clean things up. So he decided to make the change and founded Living Lands $ Waters in 1998. He now has a full crew and fleet of equipment to aid in the clean up rivers and bodies of water all accross the United States.

Duration:00:49:13

Brian Hemesath | Season 2 | Episode 023

7/19/2022
On this episode of Uncommon Convos, Dennis talks with Emmy award-winning costume designer, Brian Hemesath. Brian has worked on many large projects including John Wick, SNL and West Side Story (2021). Currently, he is the costume designer for the guests on Sesame Street.

Duration:01:24:59

Robby & Kimi Fender Yoli | Season 2 | Episode 022

5/11/2022
In this episode of Uncommon Convos, Dennis VanDerGinst talks with Robby & Kimi Fender. Robby is the CEO of Yoli and is a co founder along with his wife Kimi. Robby Fender CEO and co founder with his wife of YOLI. Yoli is a international network marketing company that produces natural supplements designed to help increase vitality health and balance. "If you are an awesome person, money just makes you do more awesome stuff" Robby says. They are passionate about Yoli and focusing on building people up with positivity and great high quality healthy products. Listen in to this very interesting and entertaining conversation. www.Yoli.com

Duration:01:19:36

Susan Bratton Part 2 | Uncommon Convos | Episode 021

10/21/2021
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...

Duration:00:53:42

Susan Bratton | Uncommon Convos | Episode 020

9/29/2021
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...

Duration:00:52:47

Dr. Rich Blundell | Uncommon Convos | Episode 019

9/8/2021
Dennis VanDerGinst talks to Dr. Rich Blundell about the interconnection between nature and creativity as well as many other interesting topics.

Duration:01:06:49