On this episode of Uncommon Convos Dennis talks with two very talented men. Rowan Joseph and Shane Partlow are business partners who have had some great successes together over the years, which we will certainly explore. But separately and individually, they have each had amazing careers in the entertainment industry.
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On this episode of Uncommon Convos Dennis talks with Tom Hart. He is a Emmy nominated writer, story editor, and producer. He mainly works with children’s animation and has written for The Penguins of Madagascar, Kim Possible, Mouseworks, Get ED, Dave the Barbarian, Care Bears, and many more notable children’s shows. He has a very neat story on how his path lead him to the Quad Cities and then on to LA to start his career as a very successful writer, story teller, and producer.
On this episode of Uncommon Convos Dennis talks with former US Congressmen for the 1st District of Iowa, Bruce Braley. He was a successful trial lawyer in Iowa for 20 years. After serving in congress for 8 years he ran for the US Senate. In 2015 he returned to is roots as a trial lawyers in Denver Colorado. Bruce talks about his life and how he came to be a lawyer as well as his exciting path to congress and some of his most memorable stories.
On this episode of Uncommon Convos Dennis talks with long time friend and entrepreneur, Andy Sallee. He it the epitome of the rags to riches story. Andy came from very humble beginnings living in various trailer parks moving around often when he was young. He has built a amazing real-estate empire and continues to educate himself, attend mastermind events. Andy defines success as having freedom in time. Freedom to come and go as you please and do what you want. The biggest thing he can teach young entrepreneurs is pick one lane and go all in. Spreading yourself too thin will make it hard for you to get good at any one thing.
In this episode of Uncommon Convos Dennis talks with Executive Director, Joy McMeekan of Gilda’s Club Quad Cities. Joy left the corporate world after losing both her Husband and her mother to cancer. With this experience she was led to be a part of Gilda’s Club. Joy talks about the struggles she had with dealing with the loss of her husband and mother to cancer and what resources Gilda’s club offers to all those affected by cancer.
In this episode of Uncommon Convos, Dennis talks with one of the hardest working men in America, Chad Pregracke. Chad is founder of Living Lands and Waters. Dennis talks to Chad about how he started on this mission of cleaning the rivers and how things have changed over the years. They also talk about several other projects Chad has going on like, The Bison Bridge Project, Million Trees Project and Adopt A River Mile to name a few.
In this episode of Uncommon Convos, Dennis talks with Emmy Award winning costume designer Brian Hemesath. Brian has received 3 Emmy awards and 6 nominations for his work. He has worked on a lot of big projects including, SNL, John Wick movie series, and West Side Story (2021).
In this episode of Uncommon Convos, Dennis VanDerGinst talks with Robby & Kimi Fender. Robby is the CEO of Yoli and is a co founder along with his wife Kimi.
This is part 2 of the Susan Bratton Interview. Dennis talks with realationship, Sex and Intimacy Expert Susan Bratton. Susan and Dennis talk about Sexual Biohacking and Erotic Play Dates.
In this episode of Uncommon Convos, Dennis talks to beloved
Sex and Intimacy Expert Susan Bratton.
Susan has spent 20+ years building her experience and knowledge in intimacy.
Dennis VanDerGinst talks to Dr. Rich Blundell about the interconnection between nature and creativity as well as many other interesting topics.
Dr. Marissa Pei (Pay) is certainly a renaissance woman in the same was as Oprah. She is an organizational psychologist who has consulted with and assisted businesses improve in a wide variety of ways over the past 30 years.
Art Bell of Comedy Central fame stops by to talk about working in the entertainment industry and how to get through a battle of the titans.
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Brian McFayden stops by to talk about working in the entertainment industry, the time he met Robin Williams, and the worst job he’s ever had.
Pat Miletich stops by the Uncommon Convos podcast today to talk about winning championships in UFC and boxing, early days of the sport, his coaching gym, family life, and aliens.
Matt Garard talks about his career in theater, working in standup and improv comedy, and his current stint with Thunder Bulge.
Brad Nye stops by to tell us about working with Van Halen, building his own music career, and his experience as a podcast host.
Coach Acie Earl stops by to talk about playing for the Hawkeyes, the NBA, and playing overseas, as well as his post-player career as a coach.
Erik Maitland is here to talk about everyone’s favorite subject: the weather. Erik shares his experience as a meteorologist.
Kim Furness is an actor who has also run a theater company, starred in films, survived cancer, and inspired many.
Lisa McCormick Eveleth joins us to discuss living a fit and active life while having multiple autoimmune diseases.
Jessie Henry (Sulidis) of Bachelor fame stops by to discuss a life of dancing, singing, reality tv, and running a cosmetic empire.
Bodybuilder Dale Ruplinger stops by the podcast to talk about training, determination, and coming back from injury.
Jason London talks, Dazed and Confused, his new projects, and the truth behind the TMZ issue, his mugshot photo, and being arrested.
Katie Castillo-Wilson joins us this week as we talk about building a tech company from the ground up, and the impact of 2020 on businesses.
Bobby Hansen discusses basketball, playing with Michael Jordan, his career at the BBB and doing color commentary for Iowa Hawkeyes basketball.
Jason Fechner joins us to talk about fake news, growing up in the Midwest, and what it’s like to be a journalist in times of political uncertainty.
Dennis and Dana talk to Holly Hoffman about her time on Survivor, coming back from the brink of quitting, and a totally new career path.
Join us for Uncommon Convos with Beau Davidson. Beau talks about his experience with the music industry, and why you may not know Beau.
In this introductory episode we are introduced to the host, Dennis VanDerGinst, as we find out a little bit more about his background.