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Battle Approved

Battle Approved

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For the modern day entrepreneur in music, business, sports, and entertainment.

All guests we feel are battle approved in their line of expertise.
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19. Bruce Buffer (UFC's Voice of The Octagon)

Battle ApprovedAug 24, 2022

22. Matt Martelli (Founder of Mad Media) YouTube Audio
Sep 07, 202301:19:35
21. [HOONIGAN] Ron Zaras
Jun 20, 202345:53
20. The Karate Hottie (UFC Fighter Michelle Waterson-Gomez)
Apr 06, 202334:19
19. Bruce Buffer (UFC's Voice of The Octagon)
Aug 24, 202218:53
18. Boxabl Meets Battle Approved (YouTube Audio)
Aug 04, 202201:05:07
17. Galiano Tiramani (Boxabl Co-Founder)
Jun 10, 202234:05
16. Keegan Kincaid (RedBull Crandon World Cup Champion)
May 17, 202244:32
15. Pete O'Heeron (FibroBiologics)
Jan 30, 202251:14
14. FAM: The History of Formula Racing & More
Nov 27, 202101:04:03
13. Ricardo Briceno (Mattel/Hot Wheels)

13. Ricardo Briceno (Mattel/Hot Wheels)

Ricardo Briceno is Vice President Franchise Management at Mattel.

In this episode Chris James talks with Ricardo about how he got started in marketing and of course the Hot Wheels brand. Find out about Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, Hot Wheels Legends Tour, other Mattel brands like Barbie, plus the extremely successful Hot Wheels YouTube channel.

Conceived in 1968 by an innovator, a rocket scientist and a car designer, Hot Wheels 1:64 scale die-cast cars were designed to look awesome and perform like no other toy. Five decades later, Hot Wheels is the number one selling toy in the world* with more than 16.5 cars sold every second. The brand has evolved from a simple, yet beloved, toy car with orange track system into a global franchise powerhouse that offers fans of all ages multi-channel play experiences.

Facebook: @BattleApproved and @HotWheels

Instagram: @BattleApproved and @HotWheelsOfficial

Twitter: @BattleApproved and @Hot_Wheels

YouTube: @HotWheels

Featured videos mentioned in podcast:

The Yellow Driver's World Record Jump (Tanner Foust) | Team Hot Wheels | Hot Wheels | Watch Now

How To Race Like A Mod Kid | Mod Kids | Hot Wheels | Watch Now

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About Mattel: Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. They create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. They engage consumers through their portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends™, UNO® and MEGA®, as well as other popular intellectual properties that they own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Their offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. They operate in 35 locations and their products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and e-commerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.

Jul 29, 202150:13
12. Farah Hannoun (MMA Junkie)

12. Farah Hannoun (MMA Junkie)

Farah Hannoun is a reporter for MMA Junkie / USA TODAY.

In this episode, we chat to the awesome Farah Hannoun from about Fight Island and everything UFC.

MMA Junkie is a news website that covers the sport of mixed martial arts. It was founded in 2006 and is owned by Gannett Company since 2011.

Twitter: @BattleApproved and @Farah_Hannoun

Instagram: @BattleApproved and @UFCNewsAlerts

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May 17, 202145:26
11. Peter Gough (ORM Digital)
Oct 19, 202001:08:38
10. Dave Arnold (The Voice of Off-Road)
Sep 22, 202049:25
9. Phil Ranta (Wormhole Labs)
Aug 31, 202054:31
8. Christina McKay (Curvaceous Wraps)
Aug 10, 202001:05:12
7. Jerett Brooks (Pro 2 Champion)
Jul 28, 202044:50
6. Simon Harris (UK Music Producer)
Jul 19, 202036:29
5. Johnny Greaves (Off-Road Legend)
Jul 10, 202001:04:46
4. Cris Reed (The Level Up Experience)
Jul 01, 202048:12
3. David M. Ross ( founder)

3. David M. Ross ( founder)

David M. Ross was the founder of Music Row Magazine and covered Nashville's music industry for over 3 decades. is now digital, but still publishes special issues like "In Charge" and "The Artist Roster" which are both are widely considered essential for anyone doing business in the country music industry.

David is a songwriter, author, entrepreneur, and journalist.

Twitter: @BattleApproved and @DavidMRoss

Instagram: @BattleApproved and @DavidMRoss4515


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Jun 22, 202051:31
2. Elle Shelley (Cobalt)

2. Elle Shelley (Cobalt)

Elle Shelley knows innovation. Over the last decade, she has designed and launched products, services, environments, and digital experiences for organizations seeking new ways to provide value to their customers. She is known for her ability to cheerfully create a vision of the future and then plan strategies to get there, executing on all aspects of design and development, from conception through production to delivery.

She is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Cobalt

Cobalt is the gig platform for the innovation market that pairs insights with action. Marketing teams use Cobalt to help make data-driven decisions about future customers and to uncover hidden customer needs and other opportunities hiding in plain sight. 

Instagram: @BattleApproved and @Elle_Shelley

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Jun 16, 202034:16
1. Greg Cozzo (Lucas Oil)
Jun 01, 202038:56