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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 Communications,...



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...


The 100th Episode “Jagoff Jamboree”

A celebration of 100 fun-filled podcasts with family, friends, peers, past guests and new-to-podcast patrons. The Foundry Table and Tap served as the hub for the Ya Jagoff crew that includes John Chamberlin, Rachael Rennebeck and the Pittsburgh Podcast Network backbone for a night of interviews, reminiscing, Pittsburgh games and even a comedic roast that is not for all audiences, but look for clips of the roast, and other parts of the night all week on the Ya Jagoff blog! Music: Chase...


The Episode that Goes Deep at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater

The Going Deep Summit was a one-day conference geared to help entrepreneurs, innovators, and connectors take their thinking to the next level. The Ya Jagoff crew chatted with Adam Haritan, Naturalist & Founder of Learn Your Land, Hannah Phillips, visual extraordinaire from paintings and logos to crystal clear photos, Ben Oaks of Cerebral Overload chats the latest in tech-savvy products from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, and comedian Shannon Norman sends an invitation to his 2-day...


It’s a Very Braddock Episode

It is not only a milestone podcast, as it is the inaugural episode for the fireplace tours, but it is a BIG Braddock boasting. All of Braddock’s finest are gathered at the newest food phenom, Superior Motors to talk the latest goings on in the east part of the city including art galleries and theater, a political run, and the best new eatery in town. Episode Music, Greywalker, “The Wolf and I” We love supporting all kinds of Pittsburgh music! Greywalker was named the "Best Metal Band"...


A Playoff Prelude at the Mall at Robinson

We get to talk about the first playoff game with JuJu, his big gift to his pride and joy Boujee, and Pittsburgh cold! Before that black and gold invasion, Pirates broadcaster Greg Brown chats up his newest project in the Stowe Tonwship, Rachel Dayoub dishes on Inspiring Lives big national news, John Knight can’t contain his aggravation about the Pirates and our 100th episode details. Plus, listen to how one band momma helped mold Chase and the Barons. Episode Music, Chase and the Barons...


Not Your Average NYE—It’s A New Year’s Expo and for Hockey!

Celebrating the history of the Pittsburgh Penguins with displays of game-worn jerseys from every season since the Pens started, Pens gear, autographs and all inside—which side note, may be as cold as the outside 1 degree weather. John and Rachael kinda hockey talk with Colby Armstrong, Mark Madden and Ya Jagoff friend and kinda regular, Tyler Kennedy. We also check in with Elizabeth Wolfe, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation about the ultra-chic PEMF Winter...


#YaJagoffPodcast / “A Merry Jagoff Christmas ”

Summary: After 7 long months of on-the-road and on-location podcasts, John and Rachael highlight two fun interviews and ‘jag around’ with Pittsburgh Podcast Network pals and TSE peeps about their most jagoff gift received for Christmas. Plus, hear from Pittsburgher, turned Hollywood comedian, podcaster and actress Christine Blackburn and John tricks Rachael into thinking he interviewed Pirates favorite playmaker Josh Harrison at his Cincy home. YaJagoff! Podcast - Show Notes: Episode...


Party at the Casino with Renegade Renditions

Who will sing Renegade with us? Oh, wait until you hear! Okay, the game results on Sunday weren’t all that good but, this podcast has some of the brightest impromptu singing stars! Maybe everyone just felt bad for us OR maybe they wanted to win the JuJu Smith-Schuster signed shirt? Who knows, but we all had a blast. This week’s question… fav Steelers game traditions! YaJagoff! Podcast - Episode Music: Random Singers singing Styx’s “Renegade” SPONSOR: Total Sports Enterprises is the...


A ‘MALLtitude of all things Pittsburgh Kinda Episode

Total Sports Enterprises has begun a theming trend with signings making it easy to categorize the ol’ man cave. This Saturday the podcast was at the signing featuring some of the greatest running backs like Bleier, Foster, Fuqua, Harris and fast Willie Parker! First we got to hear more of what the Burgh has to offer in fall and winter from Jeremy and Angie of Discover the Burgh, John Knight, Jordan from The Foundry on the North Shore….but wait.. Franco Harris sings and Rocky Bleier stars...


Making a Bowling Opening Grand, YaJagoff!

Zone 28, formerly FunFest on Route 28 is sure to quickly become the it place for kid parties, banquets and to make van-driving, 40-something moms who ran out of ideas on what to do after a soccer game the coolest moms! This pre-teen and teenagers dream in Harmar has 33 bowling lanes, laser tag, 30 arcade games, pool tables, the END ZONE Sports Bar, and the newest addition, the Rail House Restaurant. Question of the Day: Favorite all-time arcade game? YaJagoff! Podcast - Show Notes:...


Big Business for Small Business Saturday

Tupelo Honey Teas showcases shelves of scrumptious tea options, as well as vegan bites, and the Millvale gathering spot was a major hub for shopping local and small this Saturday. Owner Danielle Spinola hosts a day of big stuff for small business day and Lawrenceville creator, inventor and handyman extraordinaire Dave Calfo and Andrew Paul stop by to talk new holiday ornaments. Plus, a huge announcement will be made Tuesday and podcast friend and Pittsburgh fashion king David Alan will...


#LUN17 is the #YJ3 Anniversary Celebration

John and Rachael scouted all of the hot locations to visit dahntahn for #LUN17 and didn't stop to eat, so Guinness and chocolate covered cashews fueled our interviewing efforts. From stage announcements to Fifth Avenue Place, back to the TSE tent with the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, we certainly covered some ground. Plus, the final trek to the 63rd floor, and then a few more, to reach the roof of the US Steel Building for the view of a lifetime. YaJagoff! Podcast - Show Notes:...


“A Hijack or HiMike Kinda Podcast”

Every podcast needs a theme! The YaJagoff podcast will certainly not under deliver! So consider this week’s a double theme with hijacking other people’s podcasts… and their name has to be Mike! Well, and we couldn’t miss John Knight being aggravated about something. Lucky for us, he is not aggravated about comedian Mike Wysocki‘s standup shows, successful Epicast podcast, or Dr. Mike’s tips on how to make holidays accommodating for pets. Even if your name isn’t Mike and you don’t have a...


“Arcade Escapade”

Where else do you laugh, cry (from laughter), jump in place, crawl through legs, sing and dance all before 9 a.m.? The grand opening of the new Arcade Theater, which is just a block from the old building that housed creative minds who simply grew out of their creative space. This troupe of improv specialists chat up their workshops, performances and cultural district love fest...ntaaaw! Question of the Day: If you were in an old-time peep-show film, what would be the title of the...


“A Supernatural School Of Thought”

School is full of students eager to learn, and teachers scared to face the man in the trench coat who has been seen in the library, gym, and halls for decades. Leslie Gray and John Schalcosky lead two days of tours explaining history and hauntings, and Ya Jagoff! podcast has teacher testimonies, some band member reactions, the famous tour guides and an aggravated comedian…John Knight. YaJagoff! Podcast - Show Notes: Episode Music: Fubar Soundcloud:...


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