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YNK: you know what I mean?

Ya Neva Know: you know what I mean? is a lifestyle podcast hosted by platinum recording artist, Mike. Athletes, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other artists come on the show every Wednesday to discuss the adversity they overcame to turn their dreams into reality.

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Episode 27: Marcus Stroman

We welcome back our good friend, and #1 Steve, Marcus Stroman. In this episode he discusses his trade to the Mets, a few pitching secrets, and further elaborates on his mindset towards success and positivity. 

1hr 30mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 28: Decade of Stud

In 2010, a new rapper came on the scene. He was a division 1 baseball player, and had the name of a male stripper. Ah yes... the birth of Mike Stud. The gang reminisces over the past 10 years, and Mike hits everyone with a big info bomb on what's to come. 

51mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 3: What It Means To Be Alive

50mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 14: Travis Kelce

Ever know what it's like to play for the most electric offense in the NFL? Travis Kelce does. As an all-pro tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, he uses his skill and swagger to make it look all too easy out there. When he's off the field, hide your girl. His drip is just as hard as his game.A Cleveland Heights, Ohio native, Kelce was a three-sport beast in football, baseball, and basketball. Though a quarterback in high school, Kelce was switched to tight-end when he joined his brother, Jason, at the University of Cincinnati. There, he worked his way up on the draft radar, earning First-team All-Big East in his final year at Cincy.When Kelce joined the Chiefs in 2013, he was tasked with following in the footsteps of Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzales. A steep test at the time, it seems Kelce might go down as one of the best to ever do it now. Through his first six seasons, Kelce has been a 4-time Pro Bowler and 3-Time All-Pro. When league analysts are asked who is the best tight end in the league, they answer Kelce, citing his football IQ and wide-receiver type athletic ability to confirm their claims.

1hr 17mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 20: The Meaning of Life

Mike and Jon dive into the meaning of life, touching on a superfluous amount of pressing topics. Are musicians getting properly compensated from streaming platforms? Should HGH be legalized in professional sports? Is 69'ing a thing of the past? Find out on this weeks podcast. 

58mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 4: James Conner

While a running back at Pitt, James Conner beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma, overcame an MCL injury, and later went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers. A year later... he was selected for the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl. 

58mins

3 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 10: Jared Goff

Unless you have been living under a rock, this week’s guest needs no introduction. I don’t need to tell you he was a former Pac-12 superstar, or that he was the #1 pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. I don’t even need to tell you that, in his third year in the league, he led his team to their first Super Bowl appearance in 18 years. See what I’m doing here?

1hr 31mins

21 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 21: Brendan Schaub

If you’re a Steve, then this week’s guest needs no introduction. Brendan Schaub is sitting down this week to talk shop with Mike. You’ll find Schaub doesn’t listen to the noise of the outside world. When he sets his mind to something, he makes sure he sees it all the way through. Schaub’s had his hangups, just like Mike and everyone else, but he has continued on the path to success by knowing how to bounce back. All in all, Schaub doesn’t look back. He looks forward.

1hr 5mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 6: Chris “Drama” Pfaff

A decade ago, Drama got his first taste of entrepreneurship when his professional skateboarding second-cousin, Rob Dyrdek, brought him out from his hometown in Ohio to Los Angeles to be his assistant. What came next, was a role as a personality on Rob’s reality TV show Rob & Big. Airing on MTV, it lasted three seasons until Rob’s new show Fantasy Factory replaced it. On the new show, Drama played a more boosted character role that would eventually give him the platform to one day create something of his own.

2hr 17mins

23 Jul 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 25: Dwarf Mamba

This week, Mike sits down to have a one on one conversation with Evan Eckenrode, who is also known as the famous viral internet star Dwarf Mamba. You will find Eckenrode has had a unique journey to fame, first starting out making comedic Vines that mainly highlighted the challenges he faces with dwarfism.

2hr

4 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 33: Chris Archer

Known for having one of the best sliders in Major League Baseball, Chris Archer has made a living by winning clutch games and competing for strikeout titles. Formerly known for as a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, Archer was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates at the deadline in 2018. Since then, he has unfortunately battled waves of random injuries and setbacks.Now, after a fully healthy offseason, Archer is showing up to Spring Training camp stronger and more confident than ever. He is ready to show the doubters he is still a leader and is willing to put the team on his back to get them where they need to be.Just don’t call it a comeback.As always, thank you to all our listeners and our sponsors. Feel free to connect to our socials to stay up to date on upcoming guests.Twitter: @ynk_podcastIG: @ynk_podcastChris Archer Twitter: @ChrisArcher22Chris Archer IG: @chrisarcher24

2hr 10mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Episode 16: Mod Sun

This week’s episode will surround the nature of change. Mike and Modsun are not the same people they were in 2013, just like they were not the same people before they started making music. Life is a journey, and the ups and downs one experiences along the way will impact your identity in one way or the other.Self-reflection and growing pains. That is going to be a significant theme throughout the two’s conversation. So, take the time to sit down and listen carefully. Modsun has a lot of wisdom to share that many people do not have at his age.

1hr 59mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 39: Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola is a two-time Super Bowl champion wide receiver. While currently playing for the Detroit Lions, he is most known for his time with his hometown franchise, the New England Patriots. Mike sits down with Amendola to revisit his journey in becoming a pro athlete and digs to find out where Amendola gets his trademarked grit that opposing teams know him so well for.

1hr 43mins

25 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Episode 19: Hunter Greene

He's been nicknamed "the Lebron of baseball". And, for good reason. Greene signed a professional contract in 2017 with the Reds at the signing deadline, forgoing his commitment to UCLA, for a $7.23 million signing bonus, the largest bonus given out during the slotting system that began in 2012, and the largest bonus since Gerrit Cole received an $8 million bonus in 2011. 

1hr 6mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 22: Steve Hotline

Mike’s back from his trip to Dallas, and he’s got stories to tell. There’s Posty Fest, the Dallas Mavs game, and many, many beer bong races.However, this won’t just be a show of locker room talk (even though those are always certified gold), we’re also opening back up the Steve Hotline. This podcast is about life, and understanding there is only one absolute when we think about what the future holds: ya neva know, eva.

1hr 10mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 15: Colton Underwood

We know he spent a season on The Bachelorette, then Bachelor In Paradise, and finally on The Bachelor as the big guy. But outside of all the spotlight and the noise, Colton has not had much time to let people know his full story. I mention this because, for the past two years, his interviews have had a Bachelor lens on them. And that is totally ok.But in this weeks episode, you will get to see an entirely different side of Colton. You will find he loves the entertainment game. You will find out how tv helped Colton discover himself. Above all, you will see how to handle life when it throws a curveball at you.

1hr 42mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 24: The Ballina Cup

Mike recounts the past week touring with Post Malone and playing beer pong games with $50,000 dollars at stake. We then dive in on the new Tesla Cyber truck, the NBA's schedule and playoff format changes, and open up the Steve Hotline to fans. 

1hr 12mins

27 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 23: Rob McClanaghan

Mike sits down with Rob Mac, long time trainer who has worked with NBA's best, including Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Kevin Love, and more. Oh yeah, and they're both from Cranston, Rhode Island.

1hr 30mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 26: Stevie Christmas

Kilmer tapes a 40 oz Budweiser to his hand. Chug buds are finally on sale. Foley rejoins the gang, as the three discuss Christmas lists, peaks of their decade, and tour clips from Fargo, North Dakota. 

1hr 8mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 5: The Steves

Today we kick off our 'Locker Room Talk' portion of the podcast with Mike and his fellow idiots Blue, Foley, Versace, and Jon Kilmer the Filmer. The guys tell awesome tour stories, and have fans call in with their questions.

57mins

17 Jul 2019

Rank #20