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UNLEASHED PODCAST: FUELED BY MONSTER ENERGY

Mar 082021

Not your average sports podcast! Hosted by action sports personality The Dingo and professional snowboarder Danny Kass, #UNLEASHED is your front-row ticket into the world of high-energy sports. With each episode dedicated to a unique guest or topic, the podcast celebrates the Monster Energy way of life lived by athletes, sports, bands, believers, and fans. Drawing on their rich experiences in action sports culture, The Dingo and Danny keep the conversations real, authentic – and totally unpredictable.

E114 - Chloe Kim, Snowboard Phenom and Olympic Gold Medalist 


You’re invited to a special audience with the Queen of the Superpipe! The Dingo and Danny welcome snowboard phenom Chloe Kim from Los Angeles, California, for every snowboard fan’s dream episode. 

 

No other woman has dominated halfpipe competition like the 21-year-old superstar: Chloe Kim won her first U.S. Open halfpipe title in 2016 at age 15 and was listed among the ‘Most Influential People of 2018’ by TIME Magazine. She has won consecutive FIS Snowboard Halfpipe World Championships, six X Games gold medals as well as gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics. But it’s not just been fun and games (and appearances on The Masked Singer). Chloe Kim also had to overcome serious injuries and setbacks – not to mention a level of mainstream fame reserved for a select few action sports athletes. 

 

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E113 - Kurt Busch, NASCAR Cup Champion 

 

Start your engines! The Dingo and Danny welcome NASCAR Cup Champion and racing icon Kurt Busch for a high-speed episode dedicated to the past, present, and future of motorsports.

 

Learn the backstory of one of the most winning drivers on the circuit. Iconic NASCAR Champion and Newly Signed 23XI Racing Driver Kurt Busch has seen and won it all. His 32 victories include the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, Coca-Cola 600 (2010), and the Daytona 500 (2017).

 

Experience life in the fast lane in the words of one of the fastest racers on the planet. From early victories to keys to success all the way to the ongoing sibling rivalry with his younger brother Kyle, Busch tells it all – only on UNLEASHED!

 

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E112 - BIG3 Founder and Rap Icon Ice Cube 

 

Please welcome hip-hop royalty to the show! Podcast hosts The Dingo and Danny Kass sit down with multi-Platinum rap artist, actor, director, and entrepreneur Ice Cube for a special episode of UNLEASHED. Filmed on location at the Chicago stop of the BIG3 basketball tournament, the 45-minute episode is a special treat for hip-hop and basketball fans. 

 

Known as a defining force of West Coast hip-hop, Ice Cube has sold millions of albums as a part of supergroup N.W.A. and solo artist. World-famous for roles in blockbuster franchises including the Barbershop and Friday series, the 52-year-old icon from Los Angeles has starred in more than 40 movies. Learn the keys to success from the multi-hyphenate creative and take a trip down memory lane to some of hip-hop’s greatest moments – only on UNLEASHED! 

 

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E111 - Chino Braxton, Urban Motocross Sensation and Social Media Star

 

Prepare to get wild in the streets! The Dingo and special guest host “Dirt Shark” Ash Hodges interview urban motocross sensation Chino Braxton from Baltimore, Maryland about his meteoric rise as a trailblazer of stunt riding on city streets.

 

Learn the backstory of the 24-year-old social media star boasting over one million followers on his @chinobraxton Instagram account. Experience Braxton’s rapid evolution from outlaw dirt bike rider to lifestyle influencer and actor starring in the 2020 film Charm City Kings. Hear Chino Braxton share unique life stories, like suffering gun violence and getting signed to Meek Mill’s record label Dreamchasers – only on UNLEASHED!

 

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E110 - Rob Gronkowski, Four-Time Super Bowl Champion

 

Tune in for a larger-than-life episode! The Dingo and Danny catch up with four-time Super Bowl Champion Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski. Filmed at Gronkowski’s residence in Tampa Bay, Florida, the special episode relives defining career moments with the record-setting NFL tight end.

 

Get the inside scoop on how “Gronk” returned from a one-year retirement to clinch the Super Bowl win with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers alongside his long-time friend and teammate Tom Brady. Also hear previously untold backstories from the American football icon – including his most legendary plays and recent Guinness Book World Record for the highest altitude catch of an American football at 600 feet – only on UNLEASHED!

 

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E109 – Guapdad 4000, Grammy Nominated & Platinum Recording Artist

 

It’s getting lyrical on the UNLEASHED Podcast! The Dingo and Danny welcome West Oakland rap sensation Guapdad 4000 (born Akeem Hayes) for an inspired episode. Sit back and listen closely as the Grammy-nominated, Platinum recording artist shares life lessons, career milestones, and keys to finding internet success.

 

The Scam rapper, who recorded ‘Oaklandish’ with Bay Area legend Too $hort, broke onto the scene in 2017 with a self-released mixtape. Since then, Guapdad 4000 has worked with A-list hip-hop artists on critically acclaimed releases such as 2019’s Platinum album ‘Revenge of the Dreamers III’. In conversation with Danny and The Dingo, the multi-talented rapper, singer and songwriter reveals current creative projects and the secrets behind his many alter ego personas like The Versace Velociraptor. Only on UNLEASHED!

 

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E108 - Breathe Carolina, Certified Gold Recording Artists

 

Turn up the volume for a music-inspired episode of The UNLEASHED Podcast! Danny and The Dingo sit down with gold recording artists Breathe Carolina. Get the inside story of how David Schmitt and Tommy Cooperman connected to make boundary-pushing EDM music that has been featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Warped Tour and at Winter X Games.

 

 Listen to the origin story of the band that first made a splash by garnering 30 million plays in 2009 during the golden days of Myspace. Follow the evolution to their RIAA-certified gold single “Blackout” and their latest studio release “Dead: The Album”. And prepare to be amazed by previously untold backstories and band trivia – only on UNLEASHED!

 

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E107 - BMX Icon Pat Casey

 

Get ready for a true must-listen for BMX fans! Danny and The Dingo talk shop with multiple X Games medalist and BMX innovator Pat Casey. Known for inventing technical tricks like the fakie cash roll and decade backflip, Casey is part of a new generation of BMX riders that redefined the sport in the 2010s. Casey’s ‘Dreamyard’ video series, filmed at a 10,000 square feet ramp facility at his residence, has garnered over 1.3 million views – and counting.

 

Listen closely as Casey shares what it takes to become a successful pro BMX athlete and The Dingo shares his childhood dreams – and battle scars – of a BMX racing career. Only on UNLEASHED!

 

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E106 - “Big Boy” 325-Pound Powerlifter

 

Get ready for a heavy episode of The UNLEASHED Podcast! Danny and The Dingo sit down with powerlifter “Big Boy” from San Clemente, California. Brace for a no-holds-barred conversation with the 325-pound athlete known for his viral YouTube and Instagram videos of superhuman strength and skateboard stunts that have racked up millions of views.

 

With numerous national and worldwide powerlifting records, including an American record for bench pressing 589 pounds in 2015, Big Boy is doing it BIG! Take notes as the heavyweight shares how he built tremendous online clout, with 696K Instagram followers (@bigscboy) as well as 600K subscribers and 4.1 million likes on TikTok. Also get the inside story behind his legendary drop-in (and slam) at skate icon Tony Hawk’s private training facility and witness an epic arm-wrestling match between “Big Boy” and podcast host Danny Kass. Only on UNLEASHED!

 

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E105 – FMX Legend, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg

 

An OG of freestyle motocross since 1998 and one of the most talented dirt bike riders in history - Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg has been an instrumental figure in the development and success of the sport. Twitch holds 16 X Games medals, winning medals and reaching the podium in freestyle, best trick, step-up, speed and style, and best whip. Twitch crews up with Taka Higashino, Vicki Golden, Blake “Bilko” Williams, Genki Watanabe, Josh Hill, Jarryd McNeil, and Tyler Bereman to talk all things moto with The Dingo.

 

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E104 – Tom Wallisch, Multiple Freeski Gold Medalist

 

Freeski trailblazer Tom Wallisch grew up on the East Coast, far outside the competitive spotlight. But he still found a way to become one of the sport’s best-known riders: His self-produced videos of urban Freeski riding, including 2014’s ‘The Tom Wallisch Project’, became viral hits on YouTube. Wallisch also made history by setting the World Record for the longest rail slide on skis at 424 feet. In conversation with The Dingo and Danny, the Freeski phenom speaks on career-defining moments, pioneering a new way to turn pro, and his side gig as an X Games commentator. Winter sports fans, don’t miss this one!

He won the overall Dew Cup, was named 2012 Men’s Slopestyle World Champion, and came in first in the AFP Slopestyle World Rankings. Through it all, he still produced a highly acclaimed film segment and traveled to Japan and Alaska to film following the competition season. Since then, Wallisch has produced dozens of film segments for Level 1 and Field Productions, his own film, The Wallisch Project, and founded his own production company, Good Company, which has produced five films and more than 50 edits.

 

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E103 – Jessica Rose-Clark, UFC Bantamweight Powerhouse

 

Jessica-Rose Clark is one of the hardest-hitting women in mixed martial arts (MMA). After rising to the top of Australia’s national MMA leagues, “Jessy Jess” relocated to the United States in 2017 to compete as one of the top pros in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She speaks openly about the role of women in the hard-knuckle world of MMA in conversation with The Dingo and Danny. And of course, it’s no fun until one of the hosts catches a body kick courtesy of the expert kickboxer. No punches pulled in this episode, guaranteed!

 

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E102 – Motocross Icon Ryan Villopoto

 

Ryan Villopoto is a motocross legend – and that’s for a good reason. Groomed to race motorbikes since age 5, the Washington native has single-handedly raised the bar in motocross. He became the first Monster Energy Cup Champion and the sport’s first-ever million-dollar winner in 2011. In a candid conversation with The Dingo and Danny, the father of twins revisits career-defining moments and shares the secret of keeping calm under pressure. Hold on to your seats, this one’s coming at you fast!

 

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E101 – Nyjah Huston Talks Olympics, Injuries, & Film Projects

 

Nyjah Huston is the winningest skateboarder in history. The Dingo and Danny sit down with the pro skater and Team USA Olympic athlete in the very first episode of UNLEASHED. It’s a heavy one: The reigning SLS World Champion and winner of 19 medals at X Games speaks on his road to the Tokyo Olympics, ‘sending it’ on big tricks, current video projects, dealing with injuries, and staying motivated despite the ongoing pandemic.

 

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