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|
Interesting and Funny
Critics agree - The Extraordinary Friends Show is the best public access TV and podcast show out there. It's funny. It's interesting. And it's addictively entertaining. You definitely want to start at the beginning because the jokes build on each other throughout the episodes.