Growing a business & empowering minorities | Side Hustle E8

Bryan Fonseca sits down with award-nominated reporter and content creator Dexter Henry. Henry is the CEO and founder of Backpack Broadcasting, an independent media outlet that produces original content including podcasts, long-form journalism and other services. Henry also currently works as a national reporter at Accuweather. The two discuss how fatherhood has impacted Henry's career and life, the origins of Backpack Broadcasting and the importance of championing minorities in sports and media.

How becoming a dad impacted my life & career | Ep. 8 Snippet

Bryan Fonseca sits down with award-nominated reporter and content creator Dexter Henry. Henry is the CEO and founder of Backpack Broadcasting, an independent media outlet that produces original content including podcasts, long-form journalism and more services. Henry also currently works as a national reporter at Accuweather. The two discuss how fatherhood has impacted Henry's career and life, the origins of Backpack Broadcasting and the importance of championing minorities in sports and media. 

Balancing sports media and legal careers | Side Hustle Ep. 7

Bryan Fonseca sits down with Jamal Murphy, a lawyer who has taken on a career in sports media. Murphy tells the story of representing a famous comedian very early in his law career and talks about his past as a sports agent, all while discovering how to navigate through sports media. Along with his lawyer obligations, Murphy is a co-host and co-founder of the Bill Rhoden On Sports (BROS) Podcast, while having produced content at ESPN, CBS Sports, USA Today and other places. 

MY WILDEST COURT CASE | EP. 7 SNIPPET

Bryan Fonseca sits down with Jamal Murphy, a lawyer who has taken on a career in sports media. Murphy tells the story of representing a famous comedian very early in his law career and talks about his past as a sports agent, all while discovering how to navigate through sports media. Along with his lawyer obligations, Murphy is a co-host and co-founder of the Bill Rhoden On Sports (BROS) Podcast, while having produced content at ESPN, CBS Sports, USA Today and other places.

The drunken epiphany that led to success | Side Hustle Ep. 6

Bryan Fonseca sits down with Rob Lopez, who discusses wearing many different sports media hats while having used several different jobs to survive and make his dream work. Lopez is now a full-time podcast producer at The Athletic and Count The Dings, but formally worked at Def Pen and Fan Duel while balancing real-world obligations at different restaurants. He even a lonely toll booth in the middle of Pennsylvania, before uprooting to New York City and taking a chance with a start-up company. 

Moving to NY and taking a chance with a startup | E6 Snippet

Bryan Fonseca sits down with Rob Lopez, who discusses wearing many different sports media hats while having used several different jobs to survive and make his dream work. Lopez is now a full-time podcast producer at The Athletic and Count The Dings, but formally worked at Def Pen and Fan Duel while balancing real-world obligations at different restaurants. He even a lonely toll booth in the middle of Pennsylvania, before uprooting to New York City and taking a chance with a start-up company.

Maintaining your acting career | SIDE HUSTLE Ep. 5

Bryan Fonseca sits down with Nicole Romero to discuss why it's crucial to put yourself on when no one else is bothering to, the importance of accumulating consistent work, and maintaining her career of choice with a part-time day job.   Romero is a New York City-based actress who has appeared in a number of short films -- which are featured throughout the show -- and has also screened at national and international film festivals.  

The importance of Creating your own platform | Ep. 5 Snippet

Bryan Fonseca sits down with Nicole Romero to discuss why it's crucial to put yourself on when no one else is bothering to. Romero is a New York City based actress who has appeared in a number of short films, which have screened at national and international film festivals. She's also created an original web series titled 'Cybil', which streamed in 2016.  

Using temp jobs to help chase your dream | S1 E4

Bryan Fonseca sits down with Erika Fernandez to discuss balancing several temp jobs to sustain her livelihood while chasing a dream and stability in sports media. Fernandez is a bilingual editor and social media specialist at DAZN, while also covering sports at Black Sports Online. Some of the Fernandez’s temp jobs she opens up about include counseling heroin addicts, as well as working at T-Mobile, which lasted four days. 

'I used to counsel heroin addicts | Ep. 4 snippet

NOTE: This is a preview of Side Hustle episode four, season one.   Bryan Fonseca sits down with Erika Fernandez to discuss balancing several temp jobs to sustain her livelihood while chasing a dream and stability in sports media. Fernandez is a bilingual editor and social media specialist at DAZN, while also covering sports at Black Sports Online. Some of the Fernandez’s temp jobs she opens up about include counseling heroin addicts, as well as working at T-Mobile, which lasted four days.  

Changing careers and thriving after divorce | S1 E3

Bryan Fonseca sits down with Jarod Hector to discuss leaving a lucrative tenure in Silicon Valley to pursue a sports media career late in his 30’s following a divorce. Hector has created content at BET, SNY, MSG, Black Sports Online and is a co-host and co-founder of the 7-Footers Podcast, with Jenna Lemoncelli of Hollywood Life. 

Lessons to be learned from divorce | Side HusTLE SHORTS

Bryan Fonseca sits down with Jarod Hector to discuss leaving a lucrative tenure in Silicon Valley to pursue a sports media career late in his 30’s following a divorce. Hector has created content at BET, SNY, MSG, Black Sports Online and is a co-host and co-founder of the 7-Footers Podcast, with Jenna Lemoncelli of Hollywood Life.  

Balancing Mental health counseling & MMA fighting | S1 E2

Bryan Fonseca sits down with Jillian DeCoursey, who is a full-time mental health counselor and an MMA fighter, who has fought at Invicta Fighting Championships, an all-women promotion based in the US. DeCoursey’s self-started mental health practice is called Create Your Balance Mental Health Counseling located in Little Neck, New York. As an MMA fighter, the jiu-jitsu brown belt competes at atomweight and is currently 2-2 as a professional after finishing 8-1 as a champion at the amateur level. 

How social media impacts mental health | Ep. 2 Snippet

This clip is from episode two of Side Hustle, released on Friday, August 9. 

Building the fastest growing fantasy sports hub | S1 E1

To begin season one of Side Hustle, Bryan Fonseca sits down with Nick Pollack to discuss the growth of Pitcher List, the importance of paying writers even as a low budget startup, finding new ways to evolve baseball coverage into the next decade and much more.

Achieving continued growth as a startup | Ep. 1 Snippet

Bryan Fonseca sits down with Nick Pollack to discuss the importance of gradual growth for an independent business, like Pollack's successful fantasy baseball website PitcherList.com. This clip is from episode one of Side Hustle, which will be released on Friday, August 2. 

Side Hustle Trailer 002

Here's the second trailer for Side Hustle, which is about people juggling several different hats & sacrificing for a shot at fulfilling their aspirations. Episodes will be dropping on Friday's beginning in August of 2019.

Side Hustle Trailer 001

In short, Side Hustle is about people juggling several different hats & sacrificing for a shot at fulfilling their aspirations. Here's the first trailer for season one. Episodes will be dropping on Friday's beginning in August of 2019.