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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...
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...
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...
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 about his patented two handed backhand, being the first person in tennis to use it professionally. We closed it out with a brief discussion on the current...
Episode 9: Zev Skolnik
This week on the podcast, Zev Skolnik came on to talk about his time at Ivey Business School, and his current job as an IT consultant at Infotech. We then 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, then asks one of his own for the next guest!
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 5: Blair Rose
This episode of the podcast features an interview with Blair Rose, managing partner of Rose & Rose. I found it important to get a lawyer on the podcast, to contrast the struggles that are required in law school, that Adam Wilson told us about in episode 3, to become a successful lawyer that Blair is today. Blair and I went through the arc of his law career, starting with law school, joining his father's practice, then finally taking over said practice and adapting it to fit his interests....