S1 Finale


Join the guys as they take a look back at the first season of the Guys Telling Stories podcast.  Rich and Bill reflect on their favorite Season 1 stories and share memories from behind-the-scenes.

S1 Episode 11: John Gavigan


Directing the $5 Million Startup Competition.  John Gavigan is Executive Director of 43North.  He tells stories about his childhood candy stand, the growth and sale of his own successful business, and the importance of asking for help.  John also talks…

S1 Episode 10: Joe List


Living a Lifetime of Comedy.  Joe List grew up listening to comedy albums and dreaming of becoming a comedian.  He tells stories about starting out at open mic nights in Boston, experiencing recent success with his appearance on NBC's Last…

S1 Episode 9: Mike Shatzel


Growing a Restaurant Empire.  Mike Shatzel is owner of seven successful restaurants and has plans to open a brewery.  Mike tells stories about his father putting him to work at a young age, how actor Ted Danson influenced his decision…

S1 Episode 8: Fred Frank


How Dr. Frank Forever Changed the Wine Industry.  Fred Frank is the grandson to the founder of Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars.  Fred shares stories about his grandfather revolutionizing American wine production, bringing the family business into the 21st century,…

S1 Episode 7: Doug Allen


What's It Like to be the Anthem Guy?  Doug Allen is the principle anthem singer for the Buffalo Sabres.  He tells stories about growing up on a farm, sending in his first audition tape, and the meaning behind The Point.…

S1 Episode 6: Heather Sidorowicz


Jumping Into the Tech Industry. Heather Sidorowicz is a leader in the field of technology integration. She tells stories about starting in door-to-door sales, purchasing Southtown Audio Video from her father, and navigating the differences between commercial and residential business.…

S1 Episode 5: Jarod Miller


Animal Kingdom and Beyond. Jarod Miller grew up with an uncontrollable fascination for wildlife and animals. He tells stories about learning alongside Jack Hanna, being the executive director of the Binghamton Zoo, starting his own nationally syndicated television series "Animal…

S1 Episode 4: Steve Balesteri


Taking the Next Step as a Musician.  Steve Balesteri joined every singing group school offered, but it wasn't until after college when he found the courage to pursue music full-time.  He tells stories about discovering success through collaboration with like-minded…

S1 Episode 3: Emily Kluckhohn


Want to Start an Online Business?  Emily Kluckhohn, Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo, tells stories about taking a risk and leaving her job to start a wildly successful website.  She talks about the decision to pivot from…

S1 Episode 2: Russell J. Salvatore


80 Years in the Restaurant Business?  Check.  Million-Dollar Philanthropist?  Check.  Russell J. Salvatore, owner of Russell's Steaks, Chops, & More and Salvatore's Grand Hotel, tells stories about growing up, almost failing when he didn't put pizza on the menu…

S1 Episode 1: Jason Havens & Dave Johnson


What's it like to start a brewery?  Hosts Rich Douglas and Bill Easton are joined by Jason Havens and Dave Johnson, founders and owners of Rusty Nickel Brewing Co.  Years in the making, their brewery has been open a…