I Have A Podcast

I Have A Podcast is a collection of conversations with some of the most successful and mindful Creatives and Creators impacting today‘s media, culture, and technology. Join veteran television & talent development executive Vinnie Potestivo and his guests as they dive into the creative decisions, mistakes, and stumbles that continue to impact today‘s pop culture. ihaveapodcast.com

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Episodes

Friday Nov 19, 2021

Today's guest is Damien Fahey. Currently a writer, voice artist, and producer for FOX's hit series Family Guy, we originally met in 2005 at a host casting for MTV's Total Request Live (he got the gig!) and we were lucky to get to experience so much together during the golden age of early 2000s pop culture.  In this episode of IHAP we dive into the impact social media had on TRL, how a cold call helped pave his path to the Late Late show, what it's like working on Family Guy, what it's like being married to Grasie Merces (hint: inspiring), and so much more.    DAMIEN FAHEY Instagram: www.instagram.com/damienfahey   VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.comLaunching a podcast? vpe.tv/podbeanReady to amplify your podcast: vpe.tv/quuuLooking for podcast guests: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast

Wednesday Nov 17, 2021

We're hanging out with Damien Fahey! We talk about ways to gamify being consistent, how to get noticed, ways to utilize your contacts, how to empower your friends and contacts to help you succeed.   Conversation Timestamps: 00:13 - Damien Fahey Intro by Vinnie 01:00 - Craig Kilborn Leaves the "Late Late Show" 01:58 - Making The First Call 03:07 - My First Night Hosting the Late Late Show  04:44 - The Call Before the Call 05:00 - David Letterman 06:50 - Gamifying Creativity 10:27 - Teaching Story, Teaching Funny 11:10 - Inside the Writers Room for Family Guy 12:13 - Cutaways Dissected 13:33 - Gag Pass 14:02 - The Job of the Writer's Assistant  15:05 - Timeframe of an Episode of Family Guy 16:36 - The Animation Process 18:32 - Grasie Mercedes - A Star Is Born 20:58 - J.J. Abrams & Spielberg Collabo Soon Please?   DAMIEN FAHEY Instagram: www.instagram.com/damienfahey   VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast

Tuesday Nov 16, 2021

We're hanging out with Damien Fahey! We talk about ways to create your own opportunities, finding creative flow, the importance of taking inventory of the talent you're surrounded by...  Conversation Timestamps: 00:13 - Damien Fahey Intro by Vinnie 00:41 - Preparing for My Audition  01:28 - Waiting My Turn 02:00 - The Moment I Knew I Wanted This 03:41 - Seeing Signs 04:00 - Staying In Touch After An Audition 04:44 - Just Have Fun 05:31 - Nothing Happens Overnight 06:54 - Bring Your Dad to Work 08:00 - Burgundy, but Damien 09:01 - Times Square, NY  09:51 - Getting THE Phone Call 11:25 - When You Know, You Know 13:35 - Getting Creative In Castings 14:30 - The Secret Sauce 15:40 - What Happened After MTV Was...    DAMIEN FAHEY Instagram: www.instagram.com/damienfahey   VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast

Monday Nov 15, 2021

On this awesome episode of I Have A Podcast, we sit down with Damien Fahey! We dive into the impact social media had on TRL, his initial discovery and love for audio media, and the humiliating audition experience that almost made him uninterested in the opportunity to audition with me for the position that launched his television career as host of MTV's TRL...    Conversation Timestamps: 00:13 - Damien Fahey Intro by Vinnie 00:45 - TRL Studio Audience Size 01:44 - TV Audience Is Shrinking 03:03 - Word of Mouth is Measurable 03:26 - New Kid On The Block 04:19 - C-SPAN To The Rescue 04:40 - The Importance of Investing & Saving for Your Career 06:00 - Making My First Reel 07:30 - Northeastern University 07:48 - Kiss 108  08:51 - My First Audition Sucked! 09:59 - Utter Humiliation 10:18 - The MTV Audition that Almost Never Happened...   Follow DAMIEN FAHEY Instagram: www.instagram.com/damienfahey    VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast  

Friday Nov 05, 2021

This podcast has been modified for your audio pleasure. Watch the original video broadcast here: vpe.tv/connordube Connor Dube and I met in Brandon T Adam's Video Marketing Mastermind group during the summer of 2021. We connected instantly and it was a matter of days before we were live streaming. In this episode of IHAP LIVE, Connor and I share our unique POVs into Celebrity Brand Strategy: the importance of winning awards, receiving credits, being discoverable, commanding red carpet moments and so much more.    A bit about Connor:  Connor Dube is an Active Speaker, Host of the B2B Mentors Podcast, Entrepreneur, and Marketing Writer.   Starting his first oddball business at seven and overcoming a suicide attempt at 18, since then Connor has gone on to create multiple 8-figures in sales, coached hundreds of business development leaders on Social Selling & Content Marketing best practices, been featured in leading podcasts, platforms, stages, and even helped colleges modernize their curriculum on B2B Sales & Marketing. His current focus as Partner/Director of Sales & Marketing at Active Blogs assists B2B businesses with account-based marketing and social selling services and strategies.   This podcast has been modified for your audio pleasure. To watch a video recording: vpe.tv/ihaplive-1 CONNOR DUBE Instagram: www.instagram.com/connor_dube   VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast

Monday Nov 01, 2021

On this super special episode of I Have A Podcast we sit down with a multi-talented superstar whose hard work has made her successful in everything she puts her mind to... Christina Milian! Whether you know her from her AM to PM or Dip It Low days, her cinematic blockbuster hits like Love Don't Cost A Thing or Netflix's Resort to Love, or are a fan of bey-worthy beignets served daily from her expanding cafe brand Beignet Box - you're going to love this episode chock full of creative inspiration. We talk about the importance of timing, the songwriting process, discoverability, and how to overcome inevitable creative setbacks. We also chat about the single she wrote for Jennifer Lopez, the time I introduced her to Janet Jackson, her first TRL appearance, and so much more!  Listen and leave us a review!  For more info on this episode visit us at ihaveapodcast.com   CHRISTINA MILIAN:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christinamilian/    VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast

Tuesday Oct 26, 2021

Brian McFayden. Whether you know him as the MTV News anchor who brought us the infamous Britney Spears documentary or rushed home to watch him as an MTV VJ, this is an episode you won't want to miss! In today's I Have A Podcast we dive into how Brian made the initial leap from radio to tv, the importance of having allies on and off camera, and the biggest interview of his MTV career: Britney Spears. We had a great time catching up and looking back at how some things panned out in the most amazing and unexpected ways in our early careers. While the focus of our conversation was not on Britney, we do acknowledge the impact this conversation may have, and continue to support Britney Spears in her quest for freedom. #freebritney   BRIAN MCFAYDEN:  Instagram: www.instagram.com/brianmcfayden/   VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast    

Tuesday Oct 19, 2021

Joining me on this episode of I Have a Podcast, is Doron Ofir, casting director extraordinaire behind household names like Jersey Shore, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the breakout Netflix hit Too Hot to Handle!  Starting off his career in the club scene of Miami and then moving out to Los Angeles, the rise of reality tv changed the landscape of the entertainment industry forever.  Doron has made a name for himself, one that has changed the face of reality tv- by literally finding the faces we see on TV.  This conversation includes amazing tidbits of why we love the archetypes that entertain us, a few guesses on future creativity, and some insight on how Doron finds the “Fab 50” of any group he’s looking for.  DORON OFIR:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doronofircast/   VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast      

Tuesday Oct 12, 2021

Joining me on this episode of I Have a Podcast, is Audrey Gruss, Founder of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) and President of Hope Fragrance. Audrey founded HDRF in 2006 to discover new medication, treatments, and prevention of depression.  Named after her mother Hope, who suffered from depression for decades, Audrey’s mission-driven businesses bring together her creative talents, business savvy, and a sense of purpose.  Audrey packs our conversation with great insight and learnings from her successful career. She shares how science and the creative arts shaped her, the value of collaboration, and ways to find balance between mind and body. Looking for a quick fix to lift your spirits and relieve some of life's stresses? Research shows that 15 minutes outside will give you just that. Tune-in to learn about the 4 pillars of mental health and tune-out when you step outside for your 15-minutes of green. Now let’s go nurture that brain!   AUDREY GRUSS HDRF: www.hopefordepression.org/ Hope Fragrances: www.hopefragrances.com   VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast    

Tuesday Oct 05, 2021

Imposter syndrome holding you back? Do you get anxious to hit the record button? Is your perfectionism messing with your flow? MTV Host turned Media Coach, Quddus, is using his gifts to transform anxiety and perfectionism so you can master your media and make a difference. In this episode of I Have A Podcast Quddus shares what he has learned about the importance of overcoming adversity, the power and pitfalls of advice, and the difference between skewing stories for headlines versus marketing with integrity. We also talk about when to say no, the impact of great storytelling, and the process of uncovering your origin story.  We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve learned a million lessons along the way and now here we are sharing a few of them... vulnerable moments and all.    QUDDUSInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/quddus   VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast

Monday Oct 04, 2021

TJ Lavin, host of MTV's hit-series The Challenge, joins us on this action-packed episode of IHAP! In forging our friendship, TJ completely disarmed me when he nonchalantly and respectfully brought attention to my sexuality in a good-humored and loving manner. With TJ, I knew I had an ally. He treats those around him with dignity and camaraderie, which is probably why he shines as host of a show that pushes people to their physical, mental, and emotional edges. TJ breaks the mold (and sometimes a few body parts) with his wild spirit, committed work ethic, and fun-loving personality. In this episode of I Have A Podcast, TJ opens up about overcoming obstacles, how he landed his dream job, the ongoing work of growth and success, and how pushing yourself to your learning edge will make you MORE CREATIVE!  You will never know what you are capable of until you reach for it, just don't quit.   MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE WAS COMPOSED & CREATED BY TJ LAVIN.   TJ LAVINInstagram: www.instagram.com/tjlavin/  VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast  

Tuesday Sep 28, 2021

You may know Danielle Fishel best from her role as Topanga in the hit show Boy Meets World. Her iconic hair has been making headlines since the 1990s, so it’s no surprise this multi-passionate actress would go on to create a natural hair care line, Be Free.   Danielle joins me on this episode of I Have A Podcast to share how she balances competing jobs, why it’s good to be great at things that make you happy, and how her rap skills helped her break into TV hosting. As a mother, business-owner, and actress, Danielle shares the strategies she uses to stay creative and on task...it all starts with a cup of coffee and 30-minutes of solitude.   Learn how Danielle used consumer feedback to further align her socially conscious business and in turn created a better product. She’s a woman on a mission, who is always ready to learn and has so much to give.   DANIELLE FISHEL Instagram: www.instagram.com/daniellefishel   VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast      

Tuesday Sep 21, 2021

Joining me on today's episode is the legendary TV Host & VJ, Ananda Lewis! If MTV's TRL or BET's Teen Summit were part of your must-watch programming as a teen then it's time to double down on denim and jump back to the 90’s with me and Ananda as we talk about her approach to creativity, the importance of timing, and her approach to finding balance on and off the camera (hint: consistent transparency).  There is no question about it, Ananda Lewis came to this planet to impact people's lives. In this episode we dive into: Childhood trauma and the importance of mediation.  Different ways to draw inspiration and expand your creativity by shifting your skills, tools, and attitude.  The importance of timing. Today you can keep up with Ananda by downloading her free app ALIXIR, where she shares exclusive content, memories, and resources in a space designed for sharing openly with an ethic of care and community.   ANANDA LEWISInstagram: www.instagram.com/imanandalewis/   VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast  

Tuesday Sep 07, 2021

Joining me on this episode of I Have a Podcast is my longtime friend, actress, singer, songwriter, production company owner, who knows what’s like to be a working mother in Hollywood, Mandy Moore! We talk about work-life balance and how she has used many forms of media to help build her brand, claim her narrative, and empower her audience to make an impact.  Mandy shares her own challenges when it comes to making yourself small, and the journey of embarking on un-chartered territory as she broke into an industry she had no experience in at a very young and impressionable age.  Claiming your self-authority is a process. It takes trust, it takes time, and often, it takes defiance.      MANDY MOOREInstagram: www.instagram.com/mandymooremm   VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast  

Tuesday Sep 07, 2021

Happy Jack was founded by Jack Nathan, as a “nod to everyone who feels trapped in their mind, and a reminder to do precisely what is important to you. Otherwise, you'll end up being normal and normal is boring." Unfortunately, Jack left us suddenly and accidentally on July 3, 2020 at the age of 19. His passing was unrelated to mental illness. Jack was a survivor. Not a victim. He left behind a legacy of perseverance and a company that lives on through the work of this family and the community he built. His parents, Bradi Harrison & David Nathan, have stepped in to run their son’s company, in his legacy, in his honor, and in his shadow. As a cause-driven brand on a mission, Happy Jack donates a portion of every sale to nonprofits devoted to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health.    In this episode of IHAP, I connect with Jack’s parents, Bradi Harrison & David Nathan, to talk about running their retail business, mental illness, and their experiences working with college ambassadors. Learn more about Happy Jack and check out the merch and apparel at happyjacksworld.com. HAPPY JACKInstagram: instagram.com/officialhappyjack VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast

Tuesday Sep 07, 2021

Welcome, friend, to the very first episode of I Have a Podcast, a collection of conversations with today’s most successful, mindful, and impactful voices in media and technology. In this inaugural episode of IHAP I am joined by the irresistibly charming and brilliant SuChin Pak.   SuChin Pak is a journalist, producer, and co-host of the podcast Add to Cart. Our friendship goes back 20+ years when we were working together at MTV. In this episode, we talk about the highs, the lows, and the reason why she never returned back to television. SuChin shares how her experience as an Asian American woman became a central part of her storytelling and why podcasting has been a brilliant platform for her to share her strengths. She also divulges the secret to keeping her creative momentum at flow - spoiler alert - it takes discipline and structure! In this episode of firsts be among the first to listen, first to review, and first to share. And on that note, thank you so much for your support and I hope you take something from this episode that you can put into action today! SUCHIN PAKInstagram: instagram.com/suchinpak VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivo   I HAVE A PODCAST ihaveapodcast.com> launch a podcast? vpe.tv/podbean> amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu> get on a podcast: vpe.tv/podmatch   LEAVE US A REVIEW: vpe.tv/ratethispodcast

Wednesday Feb 19, 2020

Welcome to I Have A Podcast! I’m Vinnie Potestivo, and my purpose is to inspire and innovate... So I created this podcast as a way to uncover and share the creative decisions, mistakes, and stumbles that continue to impact today‘s pop culture, with some of the most notable and influential creatives I know.  I Have A Podcast (IHAP) is a collection of conversations with some of the most successful and mindful voices impacting today‘s media, culture, and technology. Listen in, every week, as we share insights and experiences that aim to inspire a happier, healthier, and more prosperous life.  As a television executive with over two decades of talent development experience, my job has been to develop talent while creating unique content opportunities for them to succeed. As a media advisor and content coach, I continue to help my clients better create, understand, and retain their audience. Whether you’re a brand, business owner, marketing executive, on-air talent, journalist, public figure or just looking to make an impact from the media you create, this is the place for you! ~Vinnie!   VINNIE POTESTIVOLinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/vinniepotestivoInstagram: www.instagram.com/vinniepotestivoClubhouse: www.joinclubhouse.com/@vinniepotestivo I HAVE A PODCAST:Instagram: www.instagram.com/ihaveapodcastYouTube: www.youtube.com/vpetvEpisodes, show notes & transcripts: www.ihaveapodcast.com   * Connect with VPE, INC: Vinnie’s Services: www.vpetalent.com Connect with IHAP: ihap@vpetalent.com LEAVE US A REVIEW: www.ratethispodcast.com/ihap

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