When AJ Kirsch first called into our Blogtalk show he was fresh off of WWE’s Tough Enough. Some 3 years later a lot has changed within Kirsch’s life and career. While still a pro wrestler his outlook and goals have changed up significantly. Wrestling is still a big part of his life, but his focus has altered from WWE to HoodSlam, a smaller independent company he, and several other active professional wrestlers are passionate that has quickly gained a lot of attention and eyes in the San Francisco bay area. We hear about why he loves Hoodslam so much and how he feels it differs from other independent companies he’s wrestled in before. As longtime fans, both JD and BNos go deep into the wrestling rabbit hole with Kirsch. Continue reading
We were fortunate enough to connect with Sake One this episode. Sake is an old friend of the show; he called into our Blogtalk show, while out in Cleveland, years ago, and we were lucky enough to get a few minutes with him during Hiero Day, but this is the first time we’ve been able to sit down and go deep in conversation with him.
Known to us as one of the most respected and established DJs working in SF and the bay area, Sake is also very passionate about his city and the people that call it their home. As Facebook followers, we were aware of his consistent outspokenness towards social injustices, police brutality and equality, but really learned how and where that mind thought came to be. We were pleased to learn just how much time and energy Sake has spent volunteering and working for several community Continue reading
The crew packed up and made the trip out to good old Pleasanton to Tommy T’s Comedy Club to podcast with stand-up comic Kabir Singh. For longtime SPENTRadio fans you may remember Singh from our early blogtalkradio days, but this is the first time we’ve connected face to face.
JD got some great sports talk in with Singh, a big sports fan himself, which was a cool opportunity for them; JD doesn’t get much sport talk in with BNos nor BVan. We also talked about WWE and Night of Champions. Kabir has got some very passionate thoughts about some of the talent he believes are the future of professional wrestling. Continue reading
Our entire SPENTRadio crew, JD, BNos and BVanek were back in the studio together for the first time in a few shows. We were also joined by bay area hip hop artist Lateef the Truthspeaker (@TruthspeakerHQ). Like many of our recent guests we are fans of their work and their art, and jumped at the opportunity to get to know them a little more, along with our listeners, while sharing their stories with the world. Lateef is definitely one of those artists that we always wanted to learn a little more about.
JD and Lateef start the show with some sports talk, more specifically our Golden State Warriors and the NBA Playoff picture, NFL Draft, our “beloved” Oakland Raiders, the “coach killer” Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers. We know it’s been a while since JD has gotten in some quality sports talk on the show, and Lateef was able to keep up with the quick wit and knowledge and perspective of his own to offer. Continue reading
San Jose, CA
By Bryan Nosanchuk
I’ve been a pretty big UFC fan and supporter for many years, and I was able to attend my first live UFC show. They’d come through to Oakland, Sacramento and San Jose in years past but for one reason or another never went to a show. When UFC announced they were returning to the bay area for UFC on FOX 7 I was excited and knew I had to get my tickets to be in the building. Continue reading