About the show

Finn McKenty interviews people who are making a living doing something they love: from musicians to filmmakers, designers, visual artists, engineers, athletes, business owners, writers - anybody who has turned their passion into their career.

The goal is always to pull out and of the big ideas that will help you quit your day job-- or if you're already doing what you love, help you level up your game, grow your business and make your life even more awesome.

If you are a creator or entrepreneur of any kind (or would like to be either of those things), then this show is for you!

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  • Sunny Singh (hate5six)

    May 26th, 2020  |  45 mins 58 secs

    Sunny Singh runs the hate5six YouTube channel where he releases footage of live shows. He also created an app called Sage that recommends bands based on ones you already enjoy.

  • Bonus: Aram Arslanian (Betrayed, Cadence Leadership)

    May 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins

    Finn joined One Step Beyond: The Cadence Leadership Podcast to chat with Aram Arslanian about bringing your whole self to work.

  • Chris Garza (Suicide Silence)

    May 18th, 2020  |  48 mins 59 secs

    Chris Garza, the guitarist and founding member of Suicide Silence, joins the podcast to discuss being in a band in SoCal, having a foundation, and more.

  • Kyle McCutchen (Kindred Jiu Jitsu)

    May 15th, 2020  |  55 mins 14 secs

    Kyle McCutchen runs adult classes at Kindred Jiu Jitsu. He joins the podcast to discuss how he got into jiu-jitsu, why you don’t need to be in shape to start training, how it has changed over the years, and more.

  • Paul Conroy (Impact Real Life)

    May 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Paul Conroy joins the podcast to talk about building businesses, working with Rob Dyrdek, and more.

  • Bonus: Randall Pich (CEO, Live Fit Apparel)

    May 8th, 2020  |  21 mins 59 secs

    Randall Pich went from being in a band to being the CEO of a successful apparel company, which isn't an easy thing to do.

  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)

    May 4th, 2020  |  41 mins 4 secs

    Matt Heafy is the guitarist and vocalist of Trivium. He also runs a successful Twitch channel where he shares content from the band and streams while playing video games.

  • Bonus: Big Herc (Youtuber)

    May 1st, 2020  |  30 mins 43 secs

    Big Herc is a former inmate who now makes a living as a YouTuber, motivational speaker, and author.

  • Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills)

    April 27th, 2020  |  50 mins 29 secs

    Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills joins the podcast to go deep into his influences, what it was like for INK to become more popular after years of work, and much more that you won't want to miss out on.

  • Bonus: Dee Murthy (Group Chat, Five Four Group)

    April 24th, 2020  |  33 mins 26 secs

    Dee Murthy is the co-founder of Five Four Group and he co-hosts Group Chat with Chris "Drama" Pfaff and Anand Murthy. In this bonus episode, he discusses his journey into podcasts.

  • Brendan Murphy (Counterparts)

    April 20th, 2020  |  59 mins 26 secs

    Brendan Murphy is the singer of Counterparts, a Candian band that has built up a following in the United States. He dives into the challenges of coming to the U.S. to tour, how the band has progressed, and more.

  • Brokencyde (Mikl Shea)

    April 13th, 2020  |  42 mins 1 sec

    Brokencyde's Mikl Shea joins the podcast to chat about how much hate the band received, what it was like being on TRL, and more.

  • Drew Russ (Music Video Director)

    April 6th, 2020  |  50 mins 1 sec

    Drew Russ is a music video director who has worked with A Day to Remember, Beartooth, Pierce the Veil, and many more. He joins the podcast to discuss his start in making music videos, what advice he has for aspiring creators, and why he's not a huge fan of low-fi videos.

  • Bonus: Tony Cappocchi (Dragged Under, Pretty Good Agents)

    April 2nd, 2020  |  42 mins 56 secs

    Tony Cappocchi is the singer of Dragged Under and is also a talent manager at Pretty Good Agents. He works with creators to obtain branded deals for their YouTube channels, Instagram accounts, and more.

  • Matt Halpern (Periphery)

    March 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Matt Halpern spent years working towards making his creative work a full-time career. Now he's in Periphery, loves teaching others how to play drums, and works on GetGood Drums.

  • Melissa Marie (Millionaires)

    March 23rd, 2020  |  48 mins 55 secs

    Melissa Marie is one-half of the duo Millionaires. She got her start in the Myspace days and continues to foster her fanbase.