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E31: Ricky Williams


Now retired Ricky was drafted 5th overall in the first round of the 1999 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints after head coach Mike Ditka traded all of his 1999 draft picks and their first pick for 2000 to get him. This was the first time one player was the only draft pick of an NFL team. Ricky had won the Heisman Trophy in 1998 as a tailback for the University of Texas at Austin. Running back with the New Orleans Saints (1999-2001), Miami Dolphins (2002-2005, 2007-2010), and Toronto Argonauts (2006).

Follow Ricky on Twitter @Rickthelaureate
and check out his Foundation here:

E30: Matt Walsh


Chicago-born, Matt Walsh is a founding member of the national improv-sketch comedy theatre Upright Citizens Brigade, which has schools and venues in both New York and Los Angeles. UCB is the largest unaccredited university in the nation teaching improv performance and sketch writing technique. A graduate of Chicago’s ImprovOlympic, Walsh was instructed by the legendary comedy sage Del Close, whose pupils included John Belushi, Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Mike Myers among many others. Walsh co-founded the Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe with Amy Poehler, Matt Besser and Ian Roberts in Chicago in 1991. During the group’s performances in New York, Comedy Central had their pulse on the foursome and aired their sketch-improv show The Upright Citizens Brigade for three seasons from 1998-2000.

Follow Matt on Twitter @mrmattwalsh
and check out his full bio and improv-sketch comedy theatre here:

E29: Tom Segura


Tom Segura is a comedian from Cincinnati, Ohio. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Tom just released his first 1 Hour special on Netflix that was filmed at the Goodale Theater in Minneapolis. He covers a host of topics including the absurd behavior of people in his life, his many flaws and some of his favorite television shows, among others. He also cohosts a hugely successful podcast called Your Mom’s House with his comedian wife Christina Pazsitzky. If you enjoy 7th grade humor, you will love YMH! Your Mom’s House is a top rated podcast on iTunes and was nominated for the Stitcher Radio Comedy Award in 2013. The show now tours regularly in Canada and the United States.

Check out the Your Mom’s House podcast at
Learn more about Tom at
and follow Tom on Twitter at @tomsegura

E28: Mark Titus

Mark Titus


Mark Titus is an American blogger and former walk-on basketball player for Ohio State. Since October 2008, he has written about his basketball-related experiences in his blog ‘Club Trillion‘. He was selected in the 2010 Harlem Globetrotters draft as well. He has worked as a contributing writer for ESPN Insider on men’s college basketball and in 2011 began contributing material for ESPN’s new site, He even wrote a book – “Don’t Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench”.

Follow Mark on Twitter @clubtrillion
and visit his blog at

E27: Brett McKay


A.J. talks with Brett McKay of – He runs the blog with his wife. It receives over 8 million page views a month and has over 140,000 subscribers. They teach men how to tie a tie, manners, and how to change the oil on your car among many other things.

They published a book based on the blog in October 2009 called The Art of Manliness, Classic Skills and Manners for the Modern Man. It’s currently in its third printing.

Brett has spoken at several events on the topic of masculinity. Additionally, he has done consulting work on how to market to men
for brands like Dockers and Gillette.

Follow Brett on Twitter @brettmckay
and visit his website at


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