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This show is hosted by Kathy and Brian who are Disney and Universal Enthusiasts, as well as annual pass holders to both parks. They discuss all things Disney and Universal giving you tips and advice and talk about their adventures at the parks. We also vlog and visit other parts of Florida and beyond!
 
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The FTX fraud has dominated headlines now for weeks, during which we’ve debated if and how Acquired could uniquely add to the conversation. Then we realized there was an angle so perfect that we had to drop everything and enter Acquired research overdrive: Enron. Travel back with us to the granddaddy fraud of them all, 2001’s then-largest bankruptc…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode 161: Brett Mandell from Baseball BBQ and Brian LoPinto from The Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium Brett Mandel from the company, Baseball BBQ, https://baseballbbq.com/ is back to apprise us on the great things the company is doing and all their terrific products available for holiday shopping. Anyone who loves baseball and barb…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #160: Author Extraordinaire, Erik Sherman and Foodies Extraordinaire, Amaris Pollock and Gene Blum Erik Sherman writes baseball books and he does that exceptionally well. Whether the books are about one specific player or one specific team, Erik provides wonderful and unique perspectives which baseball fans will thoroughly …
 
Qualcomm, or “Quality Communications” — despite being one of the largest technology companies in the world, few people know the absolutely amazing technological and business history behind it. Seriously, this story is on par with Nvidia, TSMC and all the great semiconductor giants. Without this single fabless company based in San Diego, there’s alm…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #159: Go The Distance Authors, Tom Tunison and Gary Kaschak and the Father-Son Team Behind Mantis BBQ, Andy and Spencer Mantis Tom Tunison and Gary Kaschak have joined forces to create the extremely moving and motivational book, Go The Distance. The inspirational story is that of Tom Tunison, Thurman Munson, and a lifelong …
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #158: Baseballmapper.com Creators, Cory Nissen and Patrick Noote and a Replay of Pitmaster, Matt Dallman from Live Coals Barbeque Cory Nissen and Patrick Noote are childhood friends who met over 25 years ago while they both worked at a Chicago pizza shop. They are the creators of baseballmapper.com, a website that will help…
 
Episode #157 Features Barbecue Renaissance Man, Craig Sharry and Former MLB Player, Endy Chávez Craig Sharry is a well known pitmaster and a true barbecue renaissance man. Craig has an amazing personality and our guest co-host Doug Scheiding tells Craig how much his mentoring has meant to him. Craig is the pitmaster of Texas Pepper Jelly Competitio…
 
Episode 156 Features a Road Trip to Ray's Roadside Kitchen and a Baseball Discussion with Author, John Vampatella Ray Sheehan welcomes us to his new restaurant, Ray's Roadside Kitchen in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. It was a special Baseball and BBQ road trip as we were treated to wonderful food and outstanding hospitality. We feasted on burgers, fried…
 
“The 605 Show” podcast records episode 56 live from Thinker Networks. Host Alana Snyder and producer Dan Card talk about upcoming events, talk to Holly Sabby and Andrew Burger from WR Hospitality, and chat with Cagney Effling from South Dakota Pork Producers. You can catch The 605 Show, on all major podcast platforms, and on Facebook live every mon…
 
We sit down with all five current Benchmark GPs for one of their legendary weekly dinners, during which we ask all of the unresolved burning questions from Part 1. How do THEY think about Benchmark v3? What are their day-to-day emotions trying to keep the equal partnership “bending toward greatness? Why is there no growth fund? What does it take to…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #155 Features Former Israel National Baseball Team Manager, Eric Holtz and Sweet Swine O' Mine BBQ World Champion Pitmaster, Mark Lambert Eric Holtz is a former manager of the Israel national baseball team. He was the assistant coach of the gold-medal-winning Team USA in baseball at the 2013 Maccabiah Games and the Team USA…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #154 is a Jones-filled episode as we welcome Cleon Jones of the 1969 World Series Champion Miracle Mets and BBQ Master Judge, Bill Jones Cleon Jones is a beloved figure in New York sports history. Wearing #21 and playing left field; it was Jones who caught the final out of the 1969 World Series which would earn the New York…
 
We kick off ACQ Sessions with the-behind-the-scenes story of All-in, from the world’s greatest moderator himself Jason Calacanis. ACQ Sessions is our new, occasional “MTV Unplugged” version of Acquired: a great IRL guest, a bottle (or two) of wine, and no script. We talk about everything you’d imagine we would over wine with JCal — All-In, bestie r…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #153 Features Intentional Balk Authors, Daniel Levitt and Mark Armour, and Queen of the Grill, Paula Stachyra, Author of Wing Crush Daniel R. Levitt joins us to discuss Mark's and his newest book, Intentional Balk: Baseball's Thin Line Between Innovation and Cheating. Dan is the author of several award-winning books, includ…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #152 Features MLB Network's Alanna Rizzo, 7-Time Emmy Winning Sports Reporter, and Dan Arnold, Owner of the Multi-Award-Winning SuckleBusters Alanna Rizzo has worked extremely hard for all of her numerous achievements. She is a winner of seven Emmy Awards for her outstanding sports reporting as well as an integral part of t…
 
Bron Heussenstamm is on an amazing journey that has brought him to his current role as founder and CEO of the Bleav Network. With an IMDb page mentioning the various bit parts he has had in a few movies as well as his contributions to shows while he was a professional surfer, he modestly tells us it is typical for anyone in Hollywood to have an IMD…
 
Welcome to a new experiment here at Acquired: Replays! We realized many of you have joined us recently and haven’t heard older episodes — so we’re re-releasing some of our “greatest hits”. Today we’re starting with one of our very favorite Acquired series: the legendary Sequoia Capital. This is a 2-part series that we’ve edited into one episode: th…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #150 Features Colin Cosell, New York Mets Public Address Announcer, and Yaffi L'Vova, Author and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Colin Cosell has a famous last name, but the career he has forged is not due to a name, but rather it is a result of hard work, perseverance, and in his case, proving that nice guys do in fact f…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode 149 Features Lea Anne Lemon, President of the International Barbeque Cookers Association (IBCA), and Anthony Marasco, Co-founder of The Beltway Mets and Ardent Gil Hodges Supporter Lea Anne Lemon has been involved with the International Barbeque Cookers Association (IBCA) for 14 years and is currently serving as president a…
 
We sit down with legendary investor Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital and his son Andrew who, while less-well-known, is also an incredibly accomplished investor in a very different arena: early-stage VC. The purpose of the conversation was to discuss their joint work together on Howard’s all-time most popular memo, “Something of Value”, which made th…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #148 Features The BBQ Central Show's, Greg Rempe, Author of Sho-Time, Jeff Fletcher, and Jeff Rants Greg Rempe is the creator and host of the longest running show dealing with live fire cooking, The BBQ Central Show. When our scheduled guest cancelled at the last minute, Greg was gracious enough to step in and provide a sci…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #147 Features Photographer, Ken Goodman, and Author, Neil R. Beller, Jr. Ken Goodman is a freelance photographer specializing in cookbooks, concerts, and food events. More than 50 cookbooks are filled with his mouth-watering photographs. Many of the cookbooks featuring Ken's photos are from pitmasters and chefs we have feat…
 
Amazon. No company has impacted the internet — and all of modern life — more than this one. We’ve waited seven years to do this episode, and are so, so excited to finally dive into every nook and cranny of this legendary company. And of course because we’re Acquired and this is Amazon, we couldn’t contain it all to just one episode… even a 4+ hour …
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #146 Features Pat Geoghegan from Save the Game and Janice Smella from SmellaQue BBQ with Guest Co-host, Doug Scheiding of Rogue Cookers Pat Geoghegan loves baseball and wants to save and grow the game. Pat is part of a group that is dedicated to keeping baseball relevant, as it needs to have today's youth involved in playin…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #145 Features Author, William C. Kashatus, Champion Pitmaster from SmellaQue BBQ, Janice Smella, and Guest Co-host, Doug Scheiding William C. Kashatus is a historian, educator, and author of more than 20 books. His latest project is Lefty & Tim: How Steve Carlton and Tim McCarver Became Baseball's Best Battery. The book is …
 
This episode is a first for Acquired: we’re joined by a sitting US Congressman (from Ben’s home state of Ohio!), Republican House Representative Anthony Gonzalez. Anthony serves on the House Financial Services Committee and is deeply involved in crypto and Web3 regulation, as well as on the Climate and Science, Space & Technology Committee where he…
 
Episode 144 Features Youth Baseball Coach Justin Sherman of JustinTime Baseball and Pizza Cook-Off Association Founder, Jerry Belcastro Justin Sherman founded JustinTime Baseball in 2015. It is an independent baseball/softball training and coaching business located in Westchester, New York. Their mission statement is, "We believe in building and de…
 
What's in a game? Specifically, the MLB game played on May 6, 2000, between the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the Boston Red Sox which featured a pitchers' duel with Pedro Martinez and Steve Trachsel. We answer that question as we speak with Bob Ryan, Bill Chuck, and Steve Trachsel. Not to be outdone, the second half of the show features an interview wi…
 
We kick off Season 11 with the incredible story of the retail “granddaddy of them all” Walmart, and its founder Sam Walton. Once you study Walmart, you realize just how deep its heritage runs through Amazon and so many iconic modern companies we cover on Acquired. This episode was an absolute blast, and we even uncovered a new addendum to the hallo…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #142 Features Russell Turner of All-Star Bar-B-Q, Baseball Rebels and Major League Rebels Authors, Peter Dreir and Robert Elias, and Guest Co-host, Doug Scheiding Russell Turner opened All-Star Bar-B-Q in Rusk, Texas in 1993 and has served "smoked to perfection" BBQ. In Texas, outstanding barbecue may not be hard to find, b…
 
Join the crew from The 605 Show, as we bring you episode 53, recorded live in the Thinker Networks studio.We're joined by Dani and Janet from Rapid City and Hill City, SD - who are talking about some of the new openings and events starting this fall. Long story short, get your butt to Rapid and Hill City this summer and fall to have some great even…
 
Baseball and BBQ Episode #141 Features Sports Journalist and Author, Terence Moore and NFL Network Insider, Ian Rapoport Terence Moore is the self-proclaimed "Hank Aaron Whisperer" and that fact is undeniable after reading his new book, The Real Hank Aaron: An Intimate Look at the Life and Legacy of the Home Run King. The book provides an in-depth …
 
Episode 140 Features Podcaster, Paul Francis "Sully" Sullivan and BBQ Renaissance Man, Ray Sheehan Paul Francis Sullivan prefers that you call him Sully. Sully is a podcaster, filmmaker, TV producer, and comedian. He directed the feature film “I’ll Believe You”, and produced for TV shows like “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” "The Bonnie Hunt Show…
 
Episode 139 Features Baseball Writer and Researcher, Bill Chuck and Leroy Hite, Founder of Cutting Edge Firewood Bill Chuck is a baseball writer and researcher and has a weekly column in the Chicago Sun-Times. His latest book, In Scoring Position: 40 Years Of A Baseball Love Affair which he co-authored with Bob Ryan is destined to become a baseball…
 
When Patrick O'Shaughnessy and Brent Beshore asked us to give a talk at their incredible Capital Camp conference, we knew we had to bring something special. So we spent months combing through the Acquired back catalog and cataloged our 12 favorite lessons from the 200+ stories we’ve told over the past 7 years. From Sequoia through Sony, TSMC, Nvidi…
 
Episode #138 Features a Rare Triple Play with Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher, Jim Kaat, Barbecue News Magazine Publisher, Kell Phelps, and Podcaster, Gary Mack Jim Kaat writes in his new autobiography, Good As Gold: My Eight Decades In Baseball, "I am one of the few people alive who can truly say that virtually every dollar I have earne…
 
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