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On The Bus With Cammi & AJ

Author: Cammi Granato and AJ Mleczko

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Olympic gold medalists and former US Women's National Hockey Team members Cammi Granato and AJ Mleczko reminisce on their time as teammates and interview inspiring individuals in the sports world and beyond!
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Cammi and AJ have none other than professional tennis great, advocate and sports icon, THE Billie Jean King, on board the bus! We are pumped!  We have a jam packed episode full of great advice, stories and conversation between these three trailblazers. Billie Jean shares how she got into tennis, some of her career highlights, her advocacy for equality, retells the story of the birth of professional women’s tennis, weighs in on women’s hockey's fight for equity, the overall climate of women’s sports today, her goal of creating opportunity for everyone involved in sport plus much more! Special thanks to our sponsors who help keep this bus rolling, BUCK - Be BUCK, Own Your Goodness, FlipGive - Make and Manage Money For Your Team and Jane Iredale - Beauty that CAN. Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Host and reporter for NBC Sports, a true broadcasting superstar, Kathryn Tappen is on board the bus this week! Kathryn chats about where her passion for sports comes from, the wide array of sports she's covered from college football to the Olympics, how she made her dream of being in broadcasting a reality, the challenges that come with the job, her new role covering golf, working in a male dominated industry, what is on her “career bucket list,” trusting the process & staying the course plus much MUCH more! Special thanks to our sponsors who help keep this bus rolling, BUCK - Be BUCK, Own Your Goodness, FlipGive - Make and Manage Money For Your Team and Jane Iredale - Beauty that CAN. Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Our first repeat rider Professional Hockey Player and Captain of Team USA, Kendall Coyne Schofield, is jumping on the bus for her second time! Kendall has been busy with the 2022 Winter Olympics in sight and the release of her book, As Fast As Her! We get the inside scoop on Team USA’s lineup, how they have been preparing, the depth of this 2022 Olympic roster and Cammi and AJ share a few memories from their Olympic experience. She also gives us the rundown on her book including what the writing process looked like, some stories from her hockey journey, her reason for writing the book plus more! As Fast As Her available January 18th! Make sure to get your copy! Special thanks to our sponsors who help keep this bus rolling, BUCK - Be BUCK, Own Your Goodness, FlipGive - Make and Manage Money For Your Team and Jane Iredale - Beauty that CAN. Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cammi & AJ are back and kicking off Season 2 with TWO amazing guests. They are Canucks royalty, NHL superstars, Olympic gold medalists and all around great human beings, Daniel & Henrik Sedin! Cammi & AJ talk with the Sedin twins about their new roles with the Canucks, the role soccer played in their growth as athletes, developing their chemistry on the ice, how special it was getting drafted together, their playing careers from the NHL to the Olympics, what they have done off the ice in Vancouver, their “twin-tuition” plus much more! Special thanks to our sponsors BUCK - Be BUCK, Own Your Goodness, FlipGive - Make and Manage Money For Your Team and Jane Iredale - Beauty that CAN. Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com  
We have a special bonus episode coming' at you! In conjunction with The Lady Alliances Trailblazing Olympians Festival that Cammi & AJ are hosting, we are welcoming one of the festivals incredible speakers, Allison Forsyth, on board the bus! Allison chats with Cammi & AJ about how she got into skiing, going to the Olympics, her skiing career, abuse in sport and her work with SafeSport. Allison has a conversation with us about sexual assault, shares her own story and talks about the warning signs of abuse in sport. Content in this episode may be triggering or unsuitable for some listeners. Listener discretion is advised. Special thanks to Go Goat Sports and Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup for their support of On the Bus and The Trailblazing Olympians Festival! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cammi and AJ are back for Episode 31 of On the Bus with special guest, Director of Hockey Strategy & Research with the Seattle Kraken, Alex Mandrycky! Alex talks about the many hats she wears and how her role with the Kraken has evolved, how she got into hockey & sports analytics, her experience in the “War Room” for the Expansion Draft, the unpredictability of hockey plus more! Special thank you to all our sponsors Flip Give - Team Funding Made Easy, COBS Bread - Celebrate Fresh and OK Tire - It’s Going to be OK! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We are so excited to welcome Dietitian, Founder of Fourtified Family, mother of seven (yes, you read that right - seven), super mom, Katie Ferraro on to the bus! Katie chats with Cammi about growing up in a big family, how she juggles her own seven kids, how creating her baby-led weaning program, her nutrition background, parenting, youth sports plus much MUCH more! Special thank you to all our sponsors Flip Give - Team Funding Made Easy, COBS Bread - Celebrate Fresh and OK Tire - It’s Going to be OK! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cammi & AJ are back for a special Summer Recap! Catch up with us on the bus as Cammi and AJ chat about what they have been up to this summer. AJ’s shares how coverage of the Olympics with NBC went and her inaugural Ice Out ALZ event. Cammi’s talks about her experience at the Seattle Expansion Draft and her Showcase Series. The two chat about the Olympics, Women’s Worlds, their favorite moments from the summer plus more! Special thank you to all our sponsors: Flip Give - Team Funding Made Easy, COBS Bread - Celebrate Fresh, OK Tire - It’s Going to be OK and Jane Iredale - Beauty that CAN! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We are pumped to welcome Sideline Reporter for the NFL on FOX and Creator of GALvanize, Laura Okmin! Laura talks about what inspired her to start GALvanize, her career in the NFL, finding her confidence in the sports industry, being a woman in a male dominated field, working with the PWHPA, her passion for sharing people’s stories & much more! Special thank you to all our sponsors Flip Give - Team Funding Made Easy, COBS Bread - Celebrate Fresh and OK Tire - It’s Going to be OK! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cammi & AJ welcome Olympian, gold medalist, color commentator for NHL on ESPN, member of the PWHPA and the US Women’s Ice Hockey Team, Hilary Knight! Hilary talks about her new job with ESPN, the IIHF World Championships next month, the importance of “staying hungry” for gold ahead Worlds and the 2022 Winter Olympics, what it has been like to train at home, the state of women’s ice hockey and much more! Special thank you to all our sponsors Flip Give - Team Funding Made Easy, COBS Bread - Celebrate Fresh and OK Tire - It’s Going to be OK! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cammi and AJ are joined in Episode 26 by Olympian and member of the Canadian Rugby Team, Bianca Farella!  Prior to heading to Tokyo for the Summer Games, Bianca gives us a crash-course on rugby, shares how she got into rugby, what it was like to train throughout the pandemic, how the sport has grown, Team Canada's competition ahead of the Tokyo Games and much more. Special thank you to our sponsors Flip Give - Team Funding Made Easy, COBS Bread - Celebrate Fresh and OK Tire - It’s Going to be OK! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Episode 25, Cammi and AJ are joined by adventurist and Founder of The Lady Alliance, Kieren Britton!  Kieren talks about how she got into the adventure lifestyle, her bus travel and what that experience was like, her cycling trip across Canada, how she started The Lady Alliance and much more! Special thank you to our sponsors Flip Give - Team Funding Made Easy, COBS Bread - Celebrate Fresh and OK Tire - It’s Going to be OK! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With the Tokyo Olympics right around the corner, we were fortunate to have a member of Team Canada Softball hop on the bus this week. Olympian, professional softball player and mom of three, Lauren Bay Regula is on the bus! Lauren discusses preparing for the Tokyo Olympics amid a pandemic, taking it day by day, coming back to the game as a mother, being away from her kids and the example she wants to set for them, the growth of softball, youth sports, Athletes Unlimited, the Strong Mom Movement, chasing your dreams and so much more! Special thank you to our sponsors Flip Give - Team Funding Made Easy, COBS Bread - Celebrate Fresh and OK Tire - It’s Going to be OK! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week we have a certified badass joining us on the bus. Stacey Mitry, Security Empowerment Specialist and retired FBI agent, hops on the bus with Cammi and AJ! Stacey is now working with youth and teaching classes on Empowered Mindset and Self Defense. Stacey talks about her career path from probations officer to the FBI, working with SWAT, hostage negotiation, in the child crimes unit, becoming a sniper, staying “calm in the chaos” and how to “find your fierce,” how her gymnast mindset helped her with in her line of work, advice to young kids and parents on self-defense and much more. Stacey has done so many incredible things and you are going to want to hear about all of it! Special shoutout to Kieren Britton from The Lady Alliance for connecting us with Stacey and thank you to our newest sponsors - Flipgive making team funding easier, COBS Bread and OK Tire - It’s Going to be OK! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We have got one crazy bus ride in store for you. Two of Cammi & AJ’s teammates join us on the bus this week, Katie King-Crowley and Courtney Kennedy AKA Kinger and Coco. The two have been coaching together at BC for fourteen seasons and have transformed the program into what it is today. Join us as Katie and Courtney share how their coaching styles have evolved, what it has been like to coach some of the top athletes in the country, how they prep their players to play on the international stage, what they look for when recruiting, we get a few stories about playing for Team USA, have a ton of laughs and much more! What are you waiting for? Hop on the bus! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week, we are welcoming another family member onto the bus! In Episode 21, Cammi’s brother, Don Granato, joins us! Donny is currently the Interim Head Coach for the Buffalo Sabres and has spent his entire life around hockey. He has played goalie and forward, been a coach at every level, college, AHL, NHL and Olympic, worked with the US Development Program and scouted. He’s done it all! In their conversation with Donny, the three talk about his position with the Sabres and getting the team back on track, his battle with cancer and his sudden illness last year, how a coach can help build confidence in players, the benefit of going through adversity, AJ and Cammi pick his brain for the coach's perspective, he tells a few stories from when he and Cammi were growing up and we had to ask about his new nickname from Sabres fans, “Donny Meatballs.”  Catch all this and much more on the bus! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Another week on the bus and another incredible guest! This week Cammi and AJ are more than happy to welcome aboard AJ's cousin, Rufus Gifford! Rufus has worn many important hats over the years. He is the former US Ambassador to Denmark, President Joe Biden's Deputy Campaign Manager for the 2020 election and worked for both President Obama's presidential campaigns. Cammi and AJ had so much to chat with Rufus about; his career path from the entertainment business to politics, what it means to him to have served in the US government as an openly gay man, how it was to work with both President Obama and Biden, about being Ambassador of Denmark, of course some stories about himself and AJ from when they were growing up plus much more!  This is a good one and we had so much fun chatting with Rufus! Hop on the bus everyone! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We welcome former member of the US Women's Ice Hockey Team, Sports Broadcaster and North America's Hockey Mom, Ellen Weinberg-Hughes on to the Bus! Having played collegiate soccer, lacrosse, ice hockey and then playing on the US National Ice Hockey Team, Ellen is an all around stellar athlete. Not to mention, she has two kids playing in the NHL, Quinn and Jack Hughes, and one on his way. Being an athlete herself, and being a mom of three elite athletes, Ellen has so many things to share and so many great stories to tell. Ellen shares things about her athletic career, her time with the US National Ice Hockey Team, how it is to be a parent of professional athletes and shares some stories about the boys. There is a ton of "Hockey Mom Talk" in this episode and a great conversation between AJ, Cammi and Ellen. Hop on the bus and make sure to tune in! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
NHL Senior Director of Player Safety and Co-Founder of the You Can Play Project, Patrick Burke, is hopping on the bus! Join us as AJ, Cammi and Patrick talk about his job with the NHL as a part of Player Safety and helping with the NHL All-Star Game. He shares the story of his late brother, Brendan, and what he and his family are doing to honor his legacy. Patrick talks about ending the stigma surrounding mental health, his experiences running the Boston Marathon, how he helped start the You Can Play Project, the importance of things like NHL Pride games, how he helps support the LGBTQ community, what he is doing to help educate athletes on acceptance in sport and much MUCH more! We cover so many topics in this episode we could barely fit it in this description. You are not going to want to miss any of it! More Weekly Wipeouts, #AskCammiandAJ, Not So Rapid Fire Questions in addition to another great conversation on the bus.  Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cammi and AJ welcome Captain of the US Sled Hockey Team, Josh Pauls, onto the bus! Josh was born without tibia bones and had both his legs amputated at 10 months old. He convince his parents to join a sled hockey team and ended up making his debut on the US Team when he was only fifteen years old. Two years later, he won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics and was the youngest player on the team. In Sochi, Josh and his teammates went on to win another gold in 2014 and a third in 2018 in Pyeongchang. Josh talks about his training on and off the ice, his Paralympic experience, how he transitioned from playing forward to defense, speaks about inclusion in the game of hockey, preparation for the 2022 Paralympics, how he got his nickname “Spuds” and much more!  Tune in for great stories from Josh, for this week’s #WeeklyWipeout, some Not So Rapid Rapid Fire, #AskCammiandAJ and a great conversation between AJ, Cammi and Josh. Hop on the Bus! Music: Higher Up by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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