The Extraordinary Friends Show
By Brian Balestri: Entrepreneur, Thinker, and Conversationalist
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The Extraordinary Friends Show is an hour long conversation in which Brian Balestri and a co-host uncover extraordinary aspects of seemingly ordinary jobs, hobbies, and life experiences. With an insatiable curiosity and a twisted sense of humor, Brian coaxes his guests to answer questions that others wouldn’t think to ask - all in a lighthearted and engaging way.
||ExplicitSteve Zeller and Paul Kibbe – “The Art of Making and Selling Wine”||“I’m quietly tenacious.” – Steve Zeller My guest in this episode was Steve Zeller – a friend I met about four years ago when he and I worked together on a data center project at Donaldson Company. Besides being the...Read more||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRoman Fraulini and Norris Stenson – “There’s no crying in business”||“Most things I do end up being the hard way.” – Roman Fraulini My guest for this episode is my good friend Roman Fraulini. He’s a Director of IT but don’t worry – we don’t spend any time talking about...Read more||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJason Ostrowski and Erik Swanson – “Phone Numbers on Snickers Wrappers”||“Well, that’s probably the person I’m not saving.” – Jason Ostrowski My guest for this episode is Jason Ostrowski – a flight attendant for a regional carrier here in the Twin Cities. My co-host is Erik Swanson – my oldest...Read more||10/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPaul Blomkalns and David Bryan – “Dates with Cadavers”||“The thankfulness washes away the awkwardness” – Paul Blomkalns My guest for this episode is Paul Blomkalns – a Nurse Practitioner and a really great guy who I met through my good friend David Bryan. Both these guys are a...Read more||9/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJill Strickland, Grace Nxx, and Matt Beukelman – “Ride or Die!”||“I refuse to wear my own hair.” – Jill Strickland In this episode my friend, Matt Beukelman, and I talk with our good friends Jill Strickland and Grace Nxx about what it’s like to be black women in America. As...Read more||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStephen Meade M.D. and Chris Alme on Extraordinary Friends – “It wasn’t a dumpster fire.”||This is it – the very first episode of The Extraordinary Friends Show! I am so happy with how it turned out, and that is 100% due to my great guest, Steve Meade M.D., and co-host, Chris Alme. In the...Read more||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|