Ring The bell podcast

Talking sports while discussing current events

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brian barrett

 

      I'm a 27 year old hailing from St. Louis, Missouri in the U.S. I have a wonderful son named Eli and a fantastic girlfriend named Claudia who is my sons mother. Both of which I love with all of me and support me, which is appreciated.      My hands on sports background consist of the high school sports Basketball and Football. Since I started playing hockey in March of 2014 where I run a rec-league hockey team. Then I picked up MMA and Jiu-Jitsu in June of 2015 at American Top Team Evolution (ATT St. Louis) owned by Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley. Both of which I LOVE to do.       Ever since I first started listening to sports talk radio/ podcasts at about 20 years old, that has been my dream job. My thinking was, if I could sit around with people that I like and talk about topics that really interest me, what else could be better! I never thought that was really possible until recently.      My interest started with 101ESPN which is a local sports talk radio station here in St. Louis, which is a strictly sports station that doesn't veer off into any other topics but sports. Then I heard Joe Rogan's podcast which completely changed my outlook on what podcasting/radio could be. Finally I caught wind of a local morning radio show called "The Morning After" ran by Tim McKiernan, co-hosted by a cast of great and funny people named Doug Vaughn, Jim Hayes, Charlie Marlow, Daren Atkins and John Seimar. It took a couple listens to get used to the inside jokes but I eventually fell in love with their presentation. Which is where I admittedly had some inspiration from.      It wasn't until I seen a post on Facebook of someone looking for talent to fill a couple a few spots on a podcast. I replied with a lot of interest and hope. After messaging back and forth nothing came to fruition and he gave up before it even started. Much to my disappointment.      After thinking that doing a podcast could be an actual reality, it was hard to box that hope up. So here I am, saying screw it and creating my own opportunity to do a podcast in hopes of entertaining some people but more importantly, doing something that I have a lot of fun doing.  

      I'm a 27 year old hailing from St. Louis, Missouri in the U.S. I have a wonderful son named Eli and a fantastic girlfriend named Claudia who is my sons mother. Both of which I love with all of me and support me, which is appreciated.

     My hands on sports background consist of the high school sports Basketball and Football. Since I started playing hockey in March of 2014 where I run a rec-league hockey team. Then I picked up MMA and Jiu-Jitsu in June of 2015 at American Top Team Evolution (ATT St. Louis) owned by Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley. Both of which I LOVE to do.

      Ever since I first started listening to sports talk radio/ podcasts at about 20 years old, that has been my dream job. My thinking was, if I could sit around with people that I like and talk about topics that really interest me, what else could be better! I never thought that was really possible until recently.

     My interest started with 101ESPN which is a local sports talk radio station here in St. Louis, which is a strictly sports station that doesn't veer off into any other topics but sports. Then I heard Joe Rogan's podcast which completely changed my outlook on what podcasting/radio could be. Finally I caught wind of a local morning radio show called "The Morning After" ran by Tim McKiernan, co-hosted by a cast of great and funny people named Doug Vaughn, Jim Hayes, Charlie Marlow, Daren Atkins and John Seimar. It took a couple listens to get used to the inside jokes but I eventually fell in love with their presentation. Which is where I admittedly had some inspiration from.

     It wasn't until I seen a post on Facebook of someone looking for talent to fill a couple a few spots on a podcast. I replied with a lot of interest and hope. After messaging back and forth nothing came to fruition and he gave up before it even started. Much to my disappointment.

     After thinking that doing a podcast could be an actual reality, it was hard to box that hope up. So here I am, saying screw it and creating my own opportunity to do a podcast in hopes of entertaining some people but more importantly, doing something that I have a lot of fun doing.

 

Derek ballance

 

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Ryan kneip