Big Shots, with Jeremy Baumann and Friends

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By: Alyssa Conley, Jeremy Baumann, Ryan Pierce

Conversations with noteworthy people in sports, movies, TV, faith, and business who share life-changing stories to bring joy, inspiration and encouragement to our listeners while we all laugh our faces off.

Iowa State University Athletic Director - Jamie Pollard
#16
Last Thursday at 12:19 AM

Iowa State Athletic Director Jamie Pollard joins us for an emotional, inspiring and fun conversation. He shares some awesome updates around CyTown, discusses  his near fatal heart attack, his musical interests, the role that faith plays in his life, the importance of joining his men’s group and more. 

Other things you might (ok, actually WILL) hear on the podcast...

"Sounds like I’m doggin’ on Branson. I’m not doggin’ on Branson."

"It would be Lutheran Church of Hope I get to see some magic"

"The Pierce’s bladder is so close to yo...


Today Show Cohost Craig Melvin
#15
06/12/2024

Today Show cohost Craig Melvin joins us for a conversation around being dad, hosting the Today Show, his brand new book "I'm Proud of You," and of course.....Hootie....and more! Oh, and sadly Ryan couldn't make this one. He was definitely missed! Just don't tell him that - he'll get a big head about it.

Other things you might (ok, actually WILL) hear on the podcast...

"You’ve left your mark; one might say, your stain."

"It’s like you’re eating a fruity cloud."

"I think a lot of the il...


AI, Concerts and Pierce's Pouch
#14
06/02/2024

Things you might (ok, actually WILL) hear on the podcast...

"For a number of years I thought lemon desserts were for old people. Turns out I'm a big, big fan."

"We'll give you $45 an hour in hugs."

"I went to the bathroom and everything changed."

Ryan talks about going to the bathroom (right?), Alyssa shares about her newly found love (here's a hint: it involves lemons) and Jeremy talks about Milli Vanilli (not really sure why though). 

We also have segments again!  "I wish...", "the Bible verse I've been ja...


AI, Concerts and Pierce's Pouch
#14
06/01/2024

Things you might (ok, actually WILL) hear on the podcast....

"For a number of years I thought lemon desserts were for old people. Turns out I’m a big, big fan."

"We’ll give you $45 an hour in hugs"

"I went to the bathroom and everything changed."

Ryan talks about going to the bathroom (right?), Alyssa shares about her newly found love (here's a hint: it involves lemons) and Jeremy talks about Milli Vanilli (not really sure why though). 

We also have segments again! "I wish...," "the Bible verse I've...


Breakfast, Stoplights and Jesus
#13
04/30/2024

Things you might (ok, actually WILL) hear on the podcast....

"I would like for Frosted Mini Wheats to not get soggy after 10 seconds. I wish that they made them differently so they could not taste like crap after 6 bites."

"Here’s what I wish. Bottom golf. Where you’re at the bottom of a big quarry and you have to be able to hit it out of the quarry."

"I'm gonna be the first council person to have 2 running mates."

Ryan shares his dream of a breakfast restaurant that's open at nigh...


Author, Speaker, Podcaster Eric Brooker
#12
02/27/2024

Things you might (ok, actually WILL) hear on the podcast....

“God is everywhere - you don’t have to pull him out of a pouch.”

“Where there are 2 or more celebrities he (God) is there.”

“I don’t talk to my dad. Cause he’s dead. Super dead.”

She's alive!! Alyssa made it back from Serialkillerville, Iowa unscathed! Or at least an AI version of her did. We're not totally sure which. Our segment Pierce's pouch makes a comeback, albeit brief. And Jeremy talks about being a dad of a college kid, which doesn't...


This is Us
#11
01/28/2024

Things you might (ok, actually WILL) hear on the podcast....

-If we release this and you get murdered we’re gonna look really dumb. 

-Your poop cycles are synced. 

-I wish there was a really not weird way to be friends with Caitlin Clark. 

If you know us then that surprises none of you. 

Alyssa talks about her girls trip to middle of nowhere Iowa (what could possibly happen?), Ryan talks about pouch (you just have to listen) and Jeremy talks LifePlans. And other than that, we have SEGMENTS!  You'll...


Jenn Johnson of Bethel Music
#10
04/25/2023

In what seems like deja vu, Alyssa gives an update on potty training with child #2 (no pun intended), Ryan talks about what it's like to be married for 2 years to Anna (we're praying for you, Anna!!) and Jeremy.....well he was going to talk about stuff too but ran out of time (lucky you). 

And Jenn is....incredible. A true gem to have on the pod. She shares some amazing relationship advice, talks about her book All Things Lovely, songwriting, Bethel Music and what it's like being married to the singer from AC/DC. Or maybe that's a...


Pastor Mike Housholder
#9
02/21/2023

We apologize in advance that this episode is a bit longer than normal, but hey it's just as (if not more!) awesome as the others. Ironically at around  1 hour 15 minutes it's the same length of a service at our church, Lutheran Church of Hope, of which our guest is the pastor. We promise this wasn't planned. As far as you know anyway. 

Ryan takes the plunge and shares, or rather Pastor Mike shares Ryan's story about flushing his cynicism away and how he found God while sitting on a toilet and had his sins wiped away. LOTS of...


Sprint car champ & American Ninja Warrior McKenna Haase
#8
01/18/2023

Ryan gives Alyssa and Jeremy some lessons in veganism and we all probably spend too much time talking about vegan stuff, Alyssa talks mac n cheese and baptisms and Jeremy shares a bit about his word and goals for the year. So yeah - that all goes together, right?

And while we love our guest McKenna Haase, it started off on a sour note for Jeremy when he asked her what her favorite Hootie & the Blowfish song is and she responded with "I don't know what that is." Other than Hootie, 25 year old McKenna talks about her...