Two Dates and a Dash Podcast

Two Dates and a Dash Podcast

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An inspirational podcast, inspired by Matt Cubbler’s “I Got You” Inspirational Speaking and Leadership Consulting Brand, that is dedicated to sharing the remarkable stories of selfless leaders who have lived truly memorable lives. This podcast will highlight their stories, share their journey’s and inspire every listener to look into the mirror and ask themselves if they are putting everything they have into living out their “dash.” Be ready to be transformed, uplifted and to feel the emotions in every episode!


56: Co-Host of 215 Live Podcast and former Philly PD Officer, John Crichton
Oct 14 • 71 min
In this special “crossover episode” - host, Matt Cubbler spends this episode speaking to the co-host of 215 Live, John Crichton about his journey in podcasting and all that entails, his career as a Philadelphia Police Officer and the state of sports in…
55: 11 year NFL vet, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Todd Herremans
Oct 7 • 60 min
Selected in the fourth round of the 2005 draft pick out of Saginaw Valley State by the Philadelphia Eagles, Herremans played in 127 regular-season games (124 starts) and eight playoff games (all starts) as an Eagle, spanning the positions of left tackle,…
54: Speaker, Life Coach, Mentor and Founder of Me Inc. Now, Charles Prinzen
Sep 30 • 58 min
Where I am now is no coincidence to where I have been, yes, I am a survivor! What have I survived, not war, not physical disabilities, but cycles of life. My story of abuse is no different than many others who have experienced abuse, the same torment,…
53: Speaker, TV, Radio and Podcast Host, Teresa Snider
Aug 19 • 55 min
My passion is being a Global Mastermind Leader. It allows me to work with like-minded people with a good heart and soul. We collaborate on a variety of business ideas and help the group as a whole to solve the current concerns or problems they are facing.…
52: Executive Producer of hit movie, “The Peanut Butter Falcon”, Aaron Scotti
Aug 17 • 52 min
Aaron Scotti is a Producer at Armory Films, a film finance and production company that creates, develops, produces, and finances high concept and commercially viable content. Scotti teamed with Armory Films Co-Founders Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros in 2016…
51: College Football Coach, Author and MS Warrior, Frank Hickson
Aug 14 • 47 min
Frank Hickson brings over 30 years of collegiate coaching experience to the Flames’ football coaching staff, including 11 years at the NCAA Division I-A level and 16 years as a running backs coach, the same position he oversaw as a part of the Flames’…
50: Recap of the first 49 episodes
Aug 12 • 21 min
Matt used his 50th episode to recap his experience as a podcast host and where he is today in his personal and professional life.
49: Former World Champion Boxing Legend, Kermit Cintron.
Jul 31 • 61 min
Kermit Cintron is the former IBF Welterweight Champion of the World who, at the height of his boxing career, was considered one of the best pound for pound boxers of this time. He fought some of the biggest names in boxing history, Antonio Margarito,…
48: Speaker, Anti-Bullying Expert and Family Trauma Resiliency Coach, Charlie Mickschl
Jul 29 • 58 min
After the tragic suicide of my son Kristopher, I found out that he was being bullied at school. I have invested $1000’s in self-improvement and development. To honor Kristopher, I has spent countless hours to figure out how I can make an immediate impact…
47: Attorney, High School Teacher and Divorce Transition Expert, Regina De Angelis
Jul 22 • 62 min
I am an attorney and mediator with 18 years of family law experience. My personal life transitions as well as my own divorce inspired me to offer guidance and support as a divorce coach to those in the midst of, or contemplating that difficult decision.…
46: Philly Sports Radio Host and renowned Philly Sports Expert, Joe DeCamara
Jul 17 • 63 min
Joe DeCamara is a sports talk show host with 16 years of on-air experience in the Philadelphia market. He began in the radio industry in 2001 at 1490-AM WBCB and most recently hosted an evening show on 97.5-FM The Fanatic. DeCamara has also hosted…
45: West Point grad, US Army Captain (ret.), author, speaker and podcast host, Dave Swanson
Jul 15 • 59 min
Dave Swanson is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (West Point), served honorably in the United States Army and retired as a Captain, is a sought after motivational speaker, the host of the “Goat Wrestling Perseverance Podcast”, and the…
44: West Point Grad, Former Special Forces Leader and Entrepreneur, Captain (ret.) Garth Estadt
Jul 9 • 55 min
Garth is a graduate of the United States Military Academy (West Point) where he also played football. After graduating, Garth was quickly identified as a candidate for the US Army’s Special Forces. After completing the required training, Garth was…
43: Speaker, Thought Leader and Co-Creator of the Next Impactor Competition, Loren Harris
Jul 1 • 58 min
Loren Michaels-Harris is a motivator. A former foster child, Michaels-Harris strives to inspire and uplift every person who crosses his path. His message shows those who want to know, that while life is full of challenges, “it is our challenges that…
42: Mental Health Expert and Author, Shannon Jaccard
Jun 26 • 52 min
Shannon Jaccard is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Ballast Health, an organization dedicated to creating stability in turbulence. She the recent past CEO of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego. Shannon serves on several…
41: Opioid Crisis Crusader, Dawn Pursell Sweder
Jun 24 • 49 min
Dawn is a former employee of the US Bureau of Prisons and is the wife of a retired Federal Agent. By all accounts, they had the best life with the best opportunities that any family could ask for in this life. The ugly truth about the Opioid Epidemic is…
40: Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcast Host and Mentor, Tony Grebmier
Jun 19 • 63 min
Tony is a husband, father, friend, and serial entrepreneur. His current ventures include ShipOffers, a five year Inc 5000 fastest growing company. His mission to bring fulfillment to the world extends from traditional fulfillment services to personal…
39: Author, Speaker, Veteran and Entrepreneur, Sonny Tannan
Jun 17 • 59 min
Sonny Tannan is the Founder and Co-Host of the Unlearn Show, Co-Founder of Real Life Brand, a LinkedIn video creator, an in demand public speaker, a Veteran, and according to his 3 year old son, an awesome dad. With over a decade of experience in Business…
38: “The World’s Mayor” - speaker, podcast host and thought leader, Joshua T Berglan
Jun 12 • 59 min
Joshua Berglan, aka The World’s Mayor, is driven to be a voice for the voiceless and empower others to live their truth. Whether it is on stage or behind a microphone on his shows, Josh VS Joshua or Gratitude:UnFiltered, Joshua speaks his unapologetic…
37: An Inspirational, Division 1 Strength Coach with Cerebral Palsy, Nick Maruca
Jun 10 • 38 min
Nick Maruca is an inspirational man who has overcome the stigma and physical limitations that come with Cerebral Palsy to become one of the best Strength and Conditioning Coaches in the Country. He was recently named the 2019 New Jersey National High…
36: MLB Legend, 3 Time World Champion and staunch ALS Advocate, Curt Schilling.
May 27 • 59 min
Curt Schilling is a three time world series champion - once with the Arizona Diamondbacks and twice with the Boston Red Sox. Curt is also a member of the Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame for his career accomplishments with the Phillies - which includes…
35: Entrepreneur, Community Activist and Co-Founder of the STRIVE Initiative, David Charles
May 22 • 63 min
David Charles is a graduate of Pottstown Senior High School located in Southeastern, PA. Growing up as the middle child in a subsidized housing development, David has first-hand experience with the obstacles that many youth face on a daily bases in many…
34: Former NHL Enforcer and HEMP/CBD Activist, Riley Cote
May 21 • 61 min
Riley Cote is a former professional ice hockey left winger who played four National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and was mainly known as an enforcer. Upon retiring from the Philadelphia Flyers Riley founded the Hemp Heals…
33: 4-Time Olympian, Best Selling Author and World Renowned Inspirational Speaker, Ruben Gonzalez
May 15 • 45 min
Ruben Gonzalez is a common man who achieved extraordinary things. He wasn’t a gifted athlete. In school he was always the last kid picked to play sports. He didn’t take up the sport of luge until he was 21. Four years and a few broken bones later, Ruben…
32: Founder of You Evolving Now, Speaker and Entrepreneur, Andre Young
May 13 • 55 min
My name is Andre Young, Founder of You Evolving Now, LLC. My mission is to provide men, women, students, and employees a way to EVOLVE and live the life of their dreams; becoming more inspired individuals, partners, parents, and professionals. Guy’s Night…
31: Author, Keynote Speaker, Corporate Operations Strategist, Michael Huggins
May 8 • 56 min
He always followed the rules, never rocked the boat, and everyone called him “Saint Michael” growing up. He got his MBA from Wharton, became a successful CEO, and then… he went to prison. In a behind-the-scenes look at life in a men’s correctional…
30: Brand Ambassador, Coach and Consultant, Ryon Anderson, Esq.
May 6 • 45 min
Imagine waking up in complete darkness. You’re 11 years old. You don’t know where you are. You don’t know why you can’t see. You don’t know what’s wrong? Strength comes from walking through the flames of setback and failure, and emerging on the other side…
29: Podcast Host, Real Estate Broker and Type 1 Diabetes Advocate, Scott Morris
Apr 30 • 53 min
About Scott Morris Husband and Father Scott lives with his wife and their two children in Toluca Lake, CA. Social Entrepreneur Scott is the founder of SRM Real Estate Group, a full-service, boutique real estate brokerage in Los Angeles, CA. Scott has over…
28: US Army Vet, S.W.A.T. Cop, US Federal Air Marshal, Author, Inspirational Speaker and Host of Two Dates and a Dash Podcast, Matt Cubbler
Apr 24 • 70 min
Matt Cubbler has always lived a life of sacrifice and dedication to others. From serving in the U.S. Army, to working as one of Pennsylvania’s most renowned police officers, to donating his time speaking to teens and young adults about the importance of…
27: Former Villanova University Basketball Great, Entrepreneur and Community Activist, Howard Brown
Apr 22 • 64 min
Howard Brown played professional basketball for organizations based in 19 different cities in six different countries and on four different continents. Over a career spanning 13 years career, he won two team championships, two scoring titles, and multiple…
26: Women’s Tennis Association 8 Time Doubles Grand Slam Champ and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist, Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Apr 15 • 66 min
Bethanie Mattek-Sands is a 8 time WTA Doubles/Mixed Doubles Grand Slam Champion, Gold Medalist in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and now the creator of her own fashion line of clothing, partnering with the Lucky in Love Fashion Brand. Bethanie has achieved…
25: Best Selling Author, Serial Entrepreneur and Business Consultant, Tony Whatley
Apr 10 • 60 min
Tony Whatley is a best-selling author, business consultant, and serial entrepreneur. He enjoys taking on the challenge of learning new things, and inspiring people to become the best version of themselves. His hobbies include travel, fitness, and…
Two Dates and a Dash Podcast 24: former crack addict turned speaker and author, Mistie Layne
Apr 3 • 65 min
From beauty pageants to black eyes, Mistie Layne went from becoming a prominent surgeon to facing forty years in prison after her horrific cocaine addiction forced her to rock bottom, when she took the life of another. In prison, she found strength in…
23: Former Federal Agent and NY Times Best Selling Author, Gary Byrne
Apr 1 • 65 min
Gary J. Byrne served in federal law enforcement for thirty years, in the U.S. Air Force Security Police, the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service, and most recently as a Federal Air Marshal. While serving as a Secret Service Officer, Gary protected…
22: Founder of Thriving Athletes and Empowering Athletes for Life, Mary Ziola-Vega
Mar 29 • 62 min
Mary is motivated to reduce student college debt through her organization Thriving Athletes (www.thrivingathletes.org) and her upcoming athlete combine in Rockford, IL on April 12-13th. The combine will be an intensive athletic combine mixed with…
21: Penn State and NFL Great, Brandon Noble
Mar 27 • 63 min
As a player Brandon was a three year starter at defensive tackle for Joe Paterno at Penn State, playing in the 1995 Rose Bowl, 1996 Outback Bowl, and capping his career as the Defensive MVP of the 1997 Fiesta Bowl. He spent the next nine years in the NFL,…
20: Fox News Channel/Fox and Friends News Anchor, Jillian Mele
Mar 23 • 62 min
Fox News Channel Anchor, Jillian Mele Jillian Mele is co-host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends First (weekdays 5-6 AM/ET) alongside Rob Schmitt. In addition, Mele serves as a member of FNC’s morning show franchise, FOX & Friends (weekdays 6-9…
19: Former Delta Operator, Green Beret and Author of American Badass, Dr. Dale Comstock
Mar 18 • 63 min
Dr. Dale Comstock is the Vice President for Intrepid Global Security Solution’s, Inc. Critical Infrastructure Protection Division. Dale regularly works as a contract security specialist applying his skills and knowledge on myriad of security challenges…
18: Motivational Speaker, Mentor and Man of Faith, Duche (Dutch) Bradley
Mar 11 • 62 min
Duche (Dutch) Bradley grew up without his biological father. Anger and loneliness filled the void. As he grew older, these emotions carried him from despondent child to street thug. Machine guns and shotguns, Saran wrapped crack cocaine, and bruised…
17: Hockey Pioneer, Speaker and Author, Joe Battista
Mar 6 • 62 min
Joe Battista is a former American ice hockey coach and sports executive. He is the author of “The Power of Pragmatic Passion - 7 Common Sense Principles for Achieving Personal and Professional Success.” From 2013 to 2015 he served as the Vice President of…
16: Speaker, Author and Business Leadership Expert Daniel Gomez
Mar 4 • 60 min
Daniel Gomez is the founder of Daniel Gomez Enterprises, a company devoted to developing and strengthening organizations and individuals. Daniel is a Dynamic Motivational Keynote Speaker with 14 years experience in the arena of Leadership Development,…
15: Legendary Boxing Cutman and Author, Sid Brumbach
Feb 25 • 60 min
Sid Brumbach’s life has been as unusual as his novel - “Unintended Consequences”. He grew up in Pennsylvania Dutch country where he trained for power-lifting ultimately setting Teenage American and World Records. Launching from that success he became a…
14: Strength and Conditioning Legend, Youth Mentor and Leader Developer John McKenna
Feb 18 • 59 min
John McKenna is in his 18th season as Athletic Performance Director at Notre Dame High School, and has been a strength coach and football coach for over 32 years. At Notre Dame High School in his full time role he trains all physical education classes and…
13: The Fighter - “Irish” Mickey Ward
Feb 13 • 55 min
“Irish” Micky Ward (born October 4, 1965) is a retired junior welterweight professional boxer from Lowell, Massachusetts. Micky is regarded as a working class hero, a blue-collar athlete who has overcome many difficulties in life and prevailed through…
12: Entrepreneur, Author and Business Expert Jay Niblick
Feb 11 • 61 min
Jay Niblick is the Founder and CEO of Innermetrix Incorporated, a professional consulting and technology firm with offices on five continents specializing in helping professional business consultants and coaches build and grow a profitable consulting…
11: Business Expert and Foster Care advocate Jessica Reigner
Feb 4 • 59 min
About Jessica: I am passionate about helping people take their lives to new levels and push the boundaries of what is possible. We are on a mission to set people free - physically and financially. For 13 years, I enjoyed a successful sales career in…
10: Podcast Guru Justin Schenck
Jan 30 • 50 min
Justin Schenck is on a mission to teach the world that it isn’t about where you come from, it’s about the decisions you make today to catapult yourself to who you want to become. Justin has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to watch in 2018 by INC.com and…
Two Dates and a Dash Episode 9: Hall of Fame Boxing Promoter J Russell Peltz
Jan 21 • 61 min
Dubbed “The Boy Wonder,” the 22-year old promoted his first bout on Sept. 30, 1969, featuring Bennie Briscoe in the main event at the Blue Horizon. Since then, Peltz has become one of boxing’s most consistent promoters and is synonymous with Philadelphia…
8: Back From Heaven’s Front Porch - Author/Speaker Danny Bader
Jan 14 • 57 min
Danny Bader is a best-selling author and inspirational speaker whose life was transformed by a near death experience more than 20 years ago. He started his own company in 2007 that focuses on helping others truly understand themselves by creating a…
Two Dates and a Dash Episode 7: Inspirational Speaker David Flood
Jan 7 • 60 min
David’s narrative as a youth speaker comes first hand; he grew up impacted by addiction in his family; he married and became a father of two children, his oldest is a special needs son; he is active in his church; he is a hospice volunteer who visits with…
Two Dates and a Dash Episode 6: From Paralysis to Walking with Brock Mealer
Dec 17, 2018 • 68 min
Brock Mealer grew up in Wauseon, Ohio, and graduated high school in 2003. He went on to receive his undergraduate at Ohio State University. Brock spent much of his time working at a family construction company, but also enjoyed playing basketball, flying…
5: NHL Legend Brian Propp
Dec 10, 2018 • 57 min
Brian is a former National Hockey League All-Star, legendary Philadelphia Flyer, former sports broadcaster, entrepreneur, business relationship and development guru and a philanthropist in his community. Brian is a loving husband and father of two and…
4: Philly Sportscasting Legend, Lou Tilley
Dec 3, 2018 • 60 min
After a long career as a sports and news anchor in major east coast media markets, Broadcast Pioneers member Lou Tilley partnered with international businessman Martin E. Judge, Jr., founder and President of The Judge Group and The CAFL, to form Lou…
3: Delta Force Operator/US Army SGM (ret.) Kelly Venden
Nov 19, 2018 • 62 min
Mr. Kelly D. Venden is a decorated combat veteran with over 22 years of service in the special operations community. Now retired and a resident of San Antonio, Texas, he continues to provide contractor support to the United States Department of Defense as…
2: “Mr. Invincible” Vince Papale
Nov 12, 2018 • 61 min
Some of Hollywood’s most inspirational movies were born from the world of sports. One in particular inspired not only sports fans but anyone with a pulse. In 2006 Walt Disney Pictures continued their triumphant tradition of motivating sports stories with…
1: The Long Road Home with Sergeant Major Reginald Butler
Nov 5, 2018 • 62 min
Sergeant Major Reginald Wayne Butler, U.S. Army, a native of Oklahoma, graduated from McAlester High School in 1992. He received a B.S. in business from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburg, New York in 2007; an M.B.A. in information technology management…
Two Dates and a Dash Podcast: The Introduction
Oct 9, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode, the flagship one for my very first podcast - Two Dates and a Dash Podcast, I give a quick summary of what my vision is for the show and how I intend to format it for the listeners.