Rockstar Podcast - The Business Parent Cast
By Rockstar Podcast
Rockstar Podcast - The Business Parent CastJan 03, 2021
Rockstar Podcast 158 - We Back for 2021
Episode 158 - Lorenzo and Mariano return for another run of our long standing podcast, dating back to 2007! We rekindle our nonsense and discuss mostly politics, covid and how its affected us. Bonus is now you can watch the episodes on our Rockstar YouTube channel - Hope You Enjoy!
R: 157 - Children's Book Author - Annie Silvestro
Episode 157 we sit down with Annie Silvestro, Children's Book Author. We talk about many topics which include the story behind Annie's book "Bunny's Book Club", where she grew up, her time at the great University of Georgetown, how she ended up a Children's Book Author, her day life in Finance, reading to kids at Book Stores, #cats, conversations with kids and the randomness it brings, summer readings plus and minus, apparently lorenzo who does not read worked at Barnes n Nobles and worked on a book design, the insanity of the Harry Potter book releases, reading a book with it in hand vs kindles and other devices, the interactive experience of reading to your kids, a wolf who ate a rabbit, visiting old school book stores and much more! If nothing else, go buy Annie's books, its the least you can do! Annie Silvestro - Hope You Enjoy!
RP 156 - Marc Pickard of CMB, DuckDuckGo, Internet Privacy, Wolf Blitzer and Major Audio Issues
Episode 156 is a hot mess. The audio is coming through a tin can, Lorenzo screws up Garage Band, Aggie has to leave because 45 minutes we still couldn't fix it so Kevin from The Bell Cast sits in all while our guest, an alumni of Rockstar Podcast, Marc Pickard of CB Tech Support sits in patiently watching all this unfold. We talk about if Irish people watch Hockey, the mishaps of Lorenzo and Kevin and podcasts and then we get a bit more serious with topics like Digital Manipulation from the Ted Radio Hour which includes Kayla the Talking Doll, Mariano using #DuckDuckGo, Lorenzo's marketing plan for #DuckDuckGo and his plan to get them to send him a big check, the parallel of YouTube vs the old school of watching Saturday morning cartoons, are we getting spied on by devices and platforms, Kevin admits he loved #ChatRoulette, Mariano cant deal with #RingTechnology and his #Amazon packages arriving, Mariano vs Lorenzo in the Data Privacy Wars, is #VPN security really secure or is it just more secure than non-vpn, Lorenzo parlays the Angels on #DraftKings and it didnt work out so well and in closing we probably piss of most people with talking about the #GoVote campaign and its process until Voting Day so we tackle what should be some new solutions for Voting Day and making it a National Holiday and #WolfBlitzer is tired at 2am, give him a break, #BattlestarGalactica, #Y2K, is Kevin getting a dog, the #stopandshop robot and so much more! This is a hot mess of an episode!
RP 155 - Toaster Ovens & Facebook Data & Blaming Humans
The saga of the Italian Nonna (Lorenzo) life continues with Part 2: The Toaster Oven Dilemma. Then we take on more relevant topics. One being about a Ted Radio Hour episode about Digital Manipulation provided by Mariano ( Episode Here ). One of the topics in this Ted episode is about political manipulation citing #Brexit and the US Presidential Election of 2016 and 2020 via Facebook and other Social Platforms. We also learn that Magnesium is totally legal, as per Aggie Law Firms. The segment we reference is from Carole Cadwalladr @carolecadwalla - We also talk about Insta restricting ages of seeing #WeightLoss images, targeted advertising, giving humans to many excuses and blaming Facebook and Social, how #MarketingPeople understand #Marketing a bit differently than the general public, #cambridgeanalytica, the integrity of #journalism, opinion based news media vs @andersoncoooper of #cnn. Carole's link to the podcast Hope you enjoy!
RP 154 - Friday the 13th Gets Weird
Aggie, Mariano and Lorenzo talk weird #Italian #superstitions, Lorenzo is a little less of a #carnivore today then yesterday, being "judgey", raging against #cauliflower, more food topics, Aggie needs therapy because of her glasses, a woman who had a kid and didnt know she was pregnant, being an #optimist or not so much, a couple had a kid at 76 years old, playing #sports vs watching and more!
RP 153 - Matthew John Benecke - Author
Matthew John Benecke is a writer of speculative fiction with supernatural and horror leanings and a craft beer blogger. He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance from Baruch College where he graduated as a member of the inaugural class of Macaulay Honors Scholars. He also holds a Master’s in Adolescent English Education from Brooklyn College. While working at Baruch College, he was selected to develop, implement, and instruct a summer-long creative writing seminar for high school students in the College Now program where he served as an adjunct lecturer.
Since 2011, he has written and maintained The Beer Whisperers craft beer blog. The Beer Whisperers is followed by more than 50 breweries from around the world including nearly a dozen of the Top 50 Breweries as listed by the Brewers Association. He has visited more than 100 breweries, many of which have been reviewed on the blog. He has also sampled nearly 4,000 different beers.
Aside from writing, Matthew is an avid photographer and musician. He enjoys landscape photography primarily but is also interested in black and white photography. He is a self-taught guitarist and pianist who enjoys an eclectic array of musical styles and artists ranging from modern metal acts to classic rock and classical compositions.
RP 152 - Jenna Gaudio of #Vydia
We sit with Jenna Gaudio of Vydia and discuss many topics which include where she grew up, her love of travel and coming home, Bennys vs Non-Bennys, her acting class and jumping to a senior class at college, the portrayal of females within the film world, how "intensity" is seen coming from a woman in the workforce vs a male's "intensity". We also talk about her start and journey to her current position at #Vydia, #ArtistRelationships, stereotypes at the workplace for a woman, and a ton more of amazing info! We also talk about her scare with a recent #bloodclot and how that affected her and her work and personal life. Please note, Jenna is passionate also about #running and her membership / leadership with the Jersey Shore Women in Technology, be sure to look them up! Jenna, drink your water!
RP 151 - Cable, Sitcoms, Reality TV, Jury Duty and More
In Episode 151, Mariano left us for Atlanta for a week but me forge on. We talk about Aggie's Starbucks naming issue, the alphabet vulgarity chart, lorenzo's 3 month jury duty experience, what happens when you get called for jury duty, Lorenzo's brief experience in criminal justice, watching cable , does checking your apple watch for text make it look like you are bored during a meeting, who does the laundry, Aggie's eyes open to the notion that lorenzo proclaims many women over 35 watch True Crime shows and the JoJo Siwa bows. We also talk about how to handle kids watching YouTube, where they watch it and how often. We also talk about the Sitcom vs RealityTV concept, and posting photos of grilled chicken and asparagus. A true hodgepodge of lightning round topics, hope you enjoy!
RP 150 - Sleep, CPAP Machines & Stealing Your Competition
In our Sesquicentennial Episode we talk to Mariano about his Date Night with wifey, Aggie's negotiation with her Doctor, Lorenzo had a #ParentFail, our sleep patterns, CPAP machines, where we get our inspiration and "stealing" your competition's work, ideas and much more in our 150th Episode! Hope you enjoy!
RP 149 - Erik Kent of NJParenting.com and NJWedding.com
The Champ is back! Our first returning guest nearly 10 years later, Erik Kent of NJWedding.com and NJParenting.com We talk about how Aggie now took Mariano's spot of getting all the good info before the episode starts! #FriendshipBracelets, Erik's journey with his wife Beth from the beginning of getting the info for their own wedding 20+ years ago and how that evolved into #NJWedding (thanks John and Diane) to now having 3 children, and then into their current venture #NJParenting, handling and providing Testimonials as an important resource for parents and wedding couples. Then the episode takes a left turn into the world of #Rutgers and Mariano and Lorenzo just sit there while Aggie and Erik swoon over their College unification. We also discuss Erik and his wife working in a small office on Cranford, NJ's town website, doing #TradeShows and #Expos, his tactics on #marketing, how to become affiliated with NJParenting.com and even the #BalloonFestival and much more, hope you enjoy!
#weddings #njbrids #justengaged #parentingtips #parenting101 #njparents #parenting #parentingideas #parentingexpo #ParentingLove #parentingwin #parentinghelp #Parenting411 #parentingtip #parentingblogger #Parentingadvise #parentingkids #parentingandlifestyle #ParentingLevelExpert #njwedding #njweddingphotography #njweddinghair #njweddingmakeup #njweddingphotographer #njweddingceremony #njweddingvideos #njweddingphotogtaphy #njweddingexpo #njweddingmusic #NJWeddingPhoto #njweddingofficiant #njweddingvideography #njweddingvenue #njweddingplanning #njweddinginvitations #njweddingvideo #njweddingflorist #njweddingvideographer #njweddingphotographers #njweddingvenues #njweddinghalls #njweddinghairstylist #njweddingphotgrapher #njweddingdj #wedding #bridesmaids
RP 148 - Talking Movies, Email, Inbox Zero and Books!
We talk about Movies, meeting people who haven’t seen #GladiatorMovie #Seinfeld #EndGame #Avengers and #ItsAWonderfulLfe. Lorenzo gets judgmental, Mariano is bougie and Aggie is frustrated with technology life. We talk #movies we like, Aggie’s iPhone from 2008 has shit the bed, getting a #beeper, communicating with #AppleWatch and phasing out phone calls, saving voicemails, #inboxzero and the #gtd method. We also cover all things emails, response time, setting a time to check email vs having it open at all times. Has Social Media helped or hurt the email process for work and life. Finally a wonderful Wedding Anniversary to Aggie and her plans to wild-out in NJ and what is each of our drinks of choice and some books Aggie and Mariano reads because apparently Lorenzo doesnt read and it hurts Aggie’s heart a bit. Hope you enjoy! Find our podcast episodes everywhere you listen. AnchorFM, Spotify, iTunes and more and of course at rockstarpodcast.com!
RP 147 - Indie Street Film Festival Director, Jay Webb
Aggie, Mariano and Lorenzo sit with Jay Webb of the Indie Street Film Festival happening in Red Bank, NJ. We talk living in New Jersey and the Garden State’s perception to the outside world. All things Indie Street Films, film distribution in today's social media market, how Jay met his wife and about their company, Surf Costa, his clothing line based from the costa rican lifestyle. We also cover what to expect at the Film Festival, how to submit your film for next year and the process to determine which films make it to the festival. Finally we cover different styles of films Jay is viewing, budgets for films, whether Social Media content is considered "art / film" and meet Cassie from Social Sidekick and her role in the festival. A bonus closing with a typical Mariano moment bonus clip. Hope you enjoy! Find our podcast episodes everywhere you listen. AnchorFM, Spotify, iTunes and more!
RP 146 - Client Reviews & Relationships. Buying Likes On Social.
Aggie, Mariano and Lorenzo tackle the world of Clients. How we handle Reviews and Feedback, quantifying if you are doing a good job. The intangible feeling of knowing if your business is successful. Executing on your Client needs. Communicating with your Client that is comfortable to you and not based on protocol. Micromanagement in client relationships and helping clients see things through their client eyes, not their own. Helping clients get past the minutia and see the greater journey. Allocating a client idea into the proper placement or campaign. Buying Comments and Likes on Instagram? Buying Reviews on Amazon? Traveling to Italy in August during Fer Augusto. Hope you enjoy!
RP 145 - Let The Kids Play
Aggie is Jet Lagged from her trip to #Vegas for “work” for a conference for #SHRM. What does Florida smell like? The Bone Spur from Episode 144 resolved. #Utah law exempting parents from neglect if their kids play outside. The main question is whether it is easier to be a parent today or in the 70s and 80s when our Parents were raising us. How many #kidsactivities do your children do and balancing that as #BusinessOwners. Do you plan or have kicked your kid out on his/her 18th Birthday? Lorenzo discovers the #GoodWillStore. All this and more! Our podcast can be heard on #anchorfm #spotify #iTunes #soundcloud and of course at #RockstarPodcastDotCom
RP 144 - Device Usage Causing Shoulder Horns, The Cinnamon Toast Crunch Incident, Blaming Facebook or The Human
Mariano, Aggie & Lorenzo discuss Lorenzo taking his kids ipad away, a new found study about growing a bone horn in your shoulder from using devices to much, our kids ipad usage, the Cinnamon Toast Incident, the wasteland we all call Facebook, is it the platform or the human that has caused the social media negativity. This and much more in a multiple topic thought provoking episode. Find us on Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, AnchorFM, Stitcher, Facebook and at RockstarPodcast.com.
RP 143 - Shady Business Practice, Competition Copying Your Business and Climate Change
Mariano & Lorenzo talk about shady business practices via Mariano's issue at Avelient, contacting a company that is pretending to be you, get copied by competitors, Mariano going to picnics and some how we got on to the topic of Climate Change. Find us on Facebook and at RockstarPodcast.com. New episode every Monday and be sure to follow Mariano's brother, Paolo @psdifabio
RP 142 - Social Influencers - Italy - GMO & Farming and Healthy Eating
Mariano, Aggie and Lorenzo discuss The Tooth Fairy, Aggie's conference she attended about Social Influencers, what kind of Social Influencers are trending vs those who are not, ad dollars going to Micro-Influencers, Lorenzo's kid at the Pool Club, visiting Italy and Lorenzo's hometown, GMO foods, healthy eating, Veganism and more!
RP 141 - Welcome Our Newest Rockstar! - Parenting, Business and Social
We welcome our newest Host, Agatha along with Lorenzo and Mariano and we introduce the Rockstar audience to our newest addition and her journey to her current position with StopIt. We also talk Parenting, Business Balance, Social, Aquariums and more! You can connect with Agatha on Twitter and Linkedin and welcome her or warn her, whichever you feel is more appropriate!
Episode B001 - #BTS and #Bloopers from The Rockstar Podcast
Volume 1 : A 15 minute-ish compilation of some Behind The Scenes, Warmups and Laughs from the past 10 years. Clips and moments from random episodes...oh and Tony has a cat. Hope you enjoy!
Throwback Ep 10 with Gary Vaynerchuk
We didnt do an Episode this week so we figured why not milk it for all its worth by throwing it back to like 2009 before podcasts were a thing and before 90% of you knew who this guy was. Here is the episode we did at The Wine Library with Garyvee.
Working with Optometry, Trade Shows and Disney - RP Ep 40
Mariano and Lorenzo discuss Mariano's experience in Tampa for a 4 day excursion with Avelient for a Trade Show for Optometry. We talk the future of business within the Eyeware Industry, Warby Parker and Lorenzo shares his first experience visiting Disney.
Anchors Away! RP Ep 39.5
Lorenzo is at the office. Mariano is home with a sick kid. Tony is traveling for work. We put the AnchorFM app to a test and do an episode within Anchor and this is the result which is why we couldnt call it Number 40 and settled at Episode 39.5. Enjoy!
The Kids Are In Charge - RP Ep 39
Episode 39 - The Kids Are In Charge
Mariano and Lorenzo sit down with their kids and talk Podcasting, TedX Talks, Donating Water to Flint, Impractical Jokers, Creativity in School, Red Sox Baseball and more. To close out, Gemma sings #Maroon5 Sugar.
10 Year Old, Tatiana discusses her idea of wanting to start a #FairyTale Podcast by reading stories for kids to listen to her read. She loves school and enjoys it a lot.
13 Year Old, Max talks creativity in school is lacking and is boring, Max wants to change it to be more creative by incorporating “play” into school work. Max will be presenting at a #TedXYouth Talk. He also talked about helping a friend deliver water to #Flint Michigan through #HopeFromSoap
12 Year Old, Jay talking #RedSox Podcast called #SoxStuff and you can find his podcast on #AnchorFM and watching his #Boston teams on #NESN and he loves #Squishy YouTube videos. Jay also talks about meeting #JoeGatto from #ImpracticalJokers at a #AdoptDontShop event. Jay’s favorite #ImpracticalJoker is Sal and ironically Jay tells us he wants to live alone in apartment with many cats.
6 Year Olds, Sofia and Gemma tell us how they like Kindergarten and what they like best about it. Gemma likes work time and play time and Sofia likes that her school has 2 playgrounds. Sofia likes to color her #LOLDolls and Gemma likes Baseball and #Barbie Dolls and both love #slime
And all the kids in full agreement love one thing more than anything… the #ImpracticalJokers and we talk about different punishments. We also mention that Lorenzo has been on an episode of the show.
Talking RFPs, NDAs, The World of Drophouse & Photography Credits - RP Ep 38
On this week's episode, Lorenzo, Mariano & Tony discuss the adventures of NDA (Non Disclosure Agreements) and RFP (Request For Proposals). We catch up with what is going on in Tony's world of Drophouse and also tackle the challenges of Photography at public events, within advertising and all things Rockstar Podcast.
#nda #rfp #photocredits #photography #drophouse #smallbusiness #podcastlife
Our First #GTK - Getting To Know Mariano - RP Ep 37
On this week's episode, Lorenzo and Mariano discuss Mariano's trip to Texas for his 2 hour presentation on Digital Media. We talk about how he will present to an audience of #Dentists as his target demo and then we #GTK Mariano, as Lorenzo fires off questions to him about his life from where he grew up in #Massachusettes to his courtship of his wife and then his business journey into his company, Avelient. We also have a bonus clip at the end of Lorenzo's kid. We also discuss having an episode in April with a panel of Kids to talk about their experience with the internet, youtube, slime and more.
#Parenting #Dentists #Seminars #Avelient #Slime #BadWords
Peter Dant Wedding & Family Photography - RP Ep 36
Kevin, Mike and Lorenzo meet with one of Bell Works original tenants, Peter Dant who is a seasoned Photographer and provides much more. We discuss Peter's view of the growth of Bell Works, his professional career as a photographer, the Wedding industry and more.
Risk Assessment, Law Enforcement and More with 360 AOR - RP Ep 35
On this week's episode, we sit down with Nick Breiner and Jonathan Parham of 360 AOR Worldwide and cover topics within the spectrum of #LawEnforcement, #Military, #RiskAssessment, #BuildingSecurity and more topics within the realm of Risk Management. We also cover the Military Services and Police Service of Nick Breiner and then the history of Jonathan's journey into becoming an Office up to Chief of Police and many details, protocols and philosophies both distinguished gentleman have in their life journey of Public Safety and now to Security.
Pricing, Estimates, Proposals, Sales Pitches & Deposits - RP Ep 34
Mariano, Tony and Lorenzo discuss Tony's mornings and Mariano's evenings. We continue with our discussion about raising your prices. How we handle sales pitches, programs we use for proposals and estimates, requesting deposits. Handling Project Mgmt fees and overall handling working yourself smartly without a large staff for support. We talk about programs like #pandadocs #dubsado #eventplanner #slack #applenumbers #trello #basecamp #freshbooks and more. You can watch us live on YouTube and IG Tuesdays at 10:30am EST.
The Bell Cast - Ep 6 - Peter Dant Photography
Episode 6 of The Bell Cast from Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ. You can find us live at Instagram.com/screaminlunatic every Friday at 11am.
Kevin and Lorenzo meet with one of Bell Works original tenants, Peter Dant who is a seasoned Photographer and provides much more. We discuss Peter's view of the growth of Bell Works, his professional career as a photographer and more.
Guest: Peter Dant Photography
Raise Your Pricing, Importance of Logos vs Marketing - RP Ep 33
Mariano and Lorenzo discuss our guest rescheduling, Tony is stacked, Lorenzo's Bell Cast Episode about Raising Your Price and the importance of Logos vs Marketing. That and all the in-between stuff. WATCH as we record each episode on Instagram at instagram.com/screaminlunatic
The Bell Cast - Raise Your Price - Episode 5
Episode 5 of The Bell Cast from Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ. You can find us live at Instagram.com/screaminlunatic every Friday at 11am.
Kevin, Mike and Lorenzo discuss:
Where we are taking the Bell Cast future
Podcasts That We Enjoy
The Hip Trend of Marketing/Design Leaders Answering All Questions With "Just Raise Your Price" as a fix all solution
The Bell Cast - Guest Avelient - Episode 4
Episode 4 of The Bell Cast from Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ. You can find us live at Instagram.com/screaminlunatic every Friday at 11am.
Kevin and Lorenzo welcome Bell Works resident, Mariano and Sam from Avelient and discuss:
- Where is Mike?
- Sam's (Seattle) impression of Bell Works
- Services Avelient provides
- New Jersey Aint So Bad After All
- Kevin and Sam's new Bromance
Mariano & Sam: Avelient.co - marketing agency for the digital age solving business internet marketing problems with a spotlight on what makes your business unique.
Garage Band, IG Live and Dead Air - RP Ep 32
Social Media, Web Design & Photo Scams - RP EP 31
Mariano, Tony and Lorenzo discuss Organic vs Prepared posting and programs to use like BufferApp, Lorenzo's Web Design scam, the Asian Photography scam and an update on Mariano's phone listening conspiracy and the usual in between nonsense.
Texting + Podcasting | #Blooper Rockstar Podcast Moment
Mariano and Karen like to text....
The Bell Cast - Episode 3
Episode 3 of The Bell Cast from Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ. You can find us live on Facebook under facebook.com/rockstarpodcast every Friday at 11am.
Kevin, Mike and Lorenzo discuss:
Participation Awards & Entitlement Translate to Work
New Business Opening on Bell Cast
Bell Work Reviews and Whats Coming
Kevin’s Refresh Advertising Client Commercial
Mike Has A New Response to Everything
23 And Me DNA Conspiracy
Does Our Phone Creep On Us - National Wedding Costs - RP Ep 30
Mariano and Lorenzo discuss topics about our phones listening to us and then advertising against that, conspiracy theory, Wedding Venue and Total Costs for Couples and the differences of price throughout the country, Mariano has no recollection of his own Wedding and how does Avelient handle pricing for clients.
Cutting the Cord, Media and Kevin Hart - RP Ep 29
Mariano, Tony and Lorenzo speak about each of our own current Cable Providers, Fobu TV, what we pay and how and what we watch tv. We also discuss the roles of boys, girls in society, a little bit of Kevin Hart and the usual silliness in between. Oh and Mariano's hair has a mind of its own.
The Bell Cast - Episode 2
Mike, Kevin and Lorenzo reconnect for the 2nd episode of the Bell Cast. We discuss Kevin's Big Announcement! Happenings at Bell Works over the past month with some new Dining options opening including Hummus and Pita opening up. Then we cross over and talk about Local Car Dealerships, their style of commercials, Social Media Lead Gen Ads and how companies / cable is dealing with keeping consumer attention.