How I Got Here

How I Got Here is a podcast hosted by two recently graduated college roommates, Tim Barnicle and Harry Hill, wondering how to make it in the world. Sitting down with several legends of their fields, such as Tom Brokaw and Larry King, Tim and Harry ask a simple question: how did you get to where you are in your career? Tracing the route from childhood to the present day, the interviews reveal unbelievable stories and incredible insights into paths that rarely follow expectations.

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Dan Duquette

On today's episode, Harry and Tim sit down with Dan Duquette, Executive...On today's episode, Harry and Tim sit down with Dan Duquette, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Baltimore Orioles. The interview takes place in a radio booth at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL during a Spring Training game between Duquette's Orioles and the Boston Red Sox. Growing up an athlete in a large family, Dan always dreamed of a life in sports. After playing baseball at Amherst, he joined the Brewers as a scout, which led him to his first General Manager job with the Montreal Expos, and eventually to his dream job with his hometown Boston Red Sox. After 10 years out of Major League Baseball, Dan joined the Baltimore Orioles, and has led them to the most wins in the sport over the past five years.   Show More

01:00:35 4/18/2017

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Steve Lassiter is a Partner and Senior Vice President at APA, the Agency for the Performing Arts. A Nashville native, Steve soon realized he wanted to enter the rich world of music in his hometown. After working odd jobs growing up, he found himself at 19 working the spotlight up on the rafters of a Charlie Daniels show. Within ten years, he'd be Charlie Daniels' agent. In between, Steve broke through as a talent agent, having to sell himself time and time again to artists and venues, and never looked back.
01:00:03 4/11/2017
Today's guest is Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former editor of Newsweek Magazine. Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jon Meacham grew up thinking he might be a lawyer or a politician. As a teenager, he was a voracious reader of any and every kind of book; a harbinger for what was to come. Soon after college he entered the world of newspapers and print journalism, as both a writer and editor. His talents were obvious and he soon began to climb the ranks of the editing world after joining Newsweek in 1995. He wrote his first book "Franklin and Winston" in 2003 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for "American Lion," his biography of President Andrew Jackson.
01:04:46 4/4/2017
Today's guest is Prentice Penny, showrunner for HBO's hit show "Insecure," and host of "Upscale," a new show on TruTV. At just six years old, Prentice's world changed in a single day: he saw "Star Wars" and his parents told him they were getting a divorce. Not only was he inspired by what he saw on screen, but he now needed an outlet to express himself, and turned to creating stories and writing. And really, he has not stopped since. An LA native, Prentice went to the University of Southern California to study film and TV and directed his first film right out of school. After the whirlwind of producing a film at 23, though, Prentice wasn't sure where to turn next, and struggled with trepidation and insecurity. What scared and inspired him the most was the writers' room for a television show, a space he could not gain entry to for nearly a decade. After directing music videos and other smaller projects, Prentice finally became a writer on shows such as "Girlfriends," "Scrubs," "Happy Endings," and "Brooklyn 99" before becoming the showrunner of "Insecure." He now hosts his own show on TruTv, "Upscale with Prentice Penny."
01:05:27 3/28/2017
On today's episode, our guest is Mark Schlereth. Mark is a three-time Super Bowl winner (Redskins and Broncos) and is now a regular on ESPN's NFL Live and on his own ESPN radio show in Denver. Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, Mark knew early on that athletics would be his outlet. Struggling with dyslexia, he found it hard to fit comfortably within the school structure. After receiving walk-on offers from football programs all over the country, Mark chose instead a D1AA program at the University of Idaho because he "didn't know if [he] was good enough." After discovering he was in fact good enough, Mark was forced to retire from football, before his junior year, due to injuries. But after reassessing his desire and ability to handle pain, he made it back, and was drafted by the Redskins in the 10th round. He proved everyone wrong and made the Redskins against the odds as a late round pick, starting halfway through his rookie campaign. From there, Mark went on to win three Super Bowls and become one of the best linemen of his generation.
01:06:13 3/21/2017
Today's guest is Jody Gerson, a longtime music executive who is currently the Chairman and CEO of the Universal Music Publishing Group. Jody had an early introduction to the music world, frequenting her father's nightclub in Philadelphia, where he hosted acts such as Frank Sinatra and Diana Ross. Soon after college, Jody entered the music publishing world, first at Chappell Music then at EMI. In those early years, she learned that her own sense of taste and ambition was not always welcome, especially as a young woman in the days when the 'Boys Club' mentality reigned supreme. But by simply continuing to succeed and find the best songs and artists out there (such as Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys), she moved up in the ranks, eventually becoming Co-President of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and now Chairman and President of Universal.
01:03:11 3/14/2017
Today's guest is Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, and former editor of Texas Monthly Magazine. A Queens, NY native, Evan grew up smack in the middle of Watergate and was transfixed by the drama of politics and journalism overlapping. In high school and into college, he thought he would one day enter the political sphere. However, a semester-long program in Washington D.C. soon turned him off of politics and onto journalism. Shortly after joining the school paper at Hamilton College, he caught the bug. After college, he studied journalism for a year at Northwestern, before joining a magazine company in Knoxville, TN. He quickly began climbing the ladder as an editor and soon became fascinated by Texas Monthly. Eventually, he got an opportunity, and within a few years became the editor-in-chief. After ten solid years running the Monthly, Evan moved on to start his own media venture, The Texas Tribune.
01:08:54 3/7/2017
On this episode of How I Got Here, our guest is Matthew Dowd. Matt Dowd is a political commentator and longtime political consultant who was the strategic director of the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign. One of eleven children from Michigan, Dowd learned the world of politicking from an early age, and began volunteering on campaigns in his teens after he was captivated by the Watergate scandal. He eventually found himself working in the world of Texas politics, entirely on the Democratic side, until he met then-Governor George W. Bush. He helped run the 2000 campaign, but refused to move to Washington from Austin and took on an informal advisory role until 2004, when he ran the re-elect campaign. After working on Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2006 gubernatorial campaign, he left the political world. Speaking to the New York Times in 2007, Dowd made national news when he broke with the President, declaring the Iraq War and several Bush policies to be failures. The two have not spoken since. Dowd remains in Austin, where he sat down with Harry and Tim, and is a potential challenger to Ted Cruz in the 2018 race for the Senate.
01:05:08 2/28/2017
On today's episode, we sit down with Robert Costa, national political reporter for the Washington Post. By the time Bob graduated high school, he had befriended John Mayer and Maroon 5 and convinced both acts to perform at his high school. Scheming his way into a gig as a concert reviewer for his local paper, Bob took to reporting and establishing relationships like a fish to water. He went so far as to even consider not attending college and going on the road covering these bands. However, he went to Notre Dame (where he did not write for the paper). After a successful internship at the Wall Street Journal and a failed banking internship, he decided to follow his calling and entered the world of political reporting. After becoming the breakout star of the 2013 government shutdown, Bob joined the Washington Post and was the first reporter to write about the seriousness and potential of a "Trump 2016" candidacy.
01:06:11 2/21/2017
Today's guest is Ashley Parker, political reporter for the Washington Post, until recently of the New York Times. Ashley always knew she wanted to be a writer, starting off from her days at her high school paper in Bethesda, MD. After a few journalism internships in college, she soon got an opportunity to be the assistant to Maureen Dowd of the New York Times and took it. Five years under Maureen led to a full-time gig at the Times, and an eventual spot in the press pool covering Mitt Romney in 2012. Like many of our guests, her success is simpler than one might think: showing up, saying yes, being nice, and out-working anyone and everyone. She now covers politics and President Trump for the Post as of January 2017.
01:04:13 2/14/2017

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On today's episode, Harry and Tim sit down with Dan Duquette, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Baltimore Orioles. The interview takes place in a radio booth at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL during a Spring Training game between Duquette's Orioles and the Boston Red Sox. Growing up an athlete in a large family, Dan always dreamed of a life in sports. After playing baseball at Amherst, he joined the Brewers as a scout, which led him to his first General Manager job with the Montreal Expos, and eventually to his dream job with his hometown Boston Red Sox. After 10 years out of Major League Baseball, Dan joined the Baltimore Orioles, and has led them to the most wins in the sport over the past five years.
01:00:35 4/18/2017
Steve Lassiter is a Partner and Senior Vice President at APA, the Agency for the Performing Arts. A Nashville native, Steve soon realized he wanted to enter the rich world of music in his hometown. After working odd jobs growing up, he found himself at 19 working the spotlight up on the rafters of a Charlie Daniels show. Within ten years, he'd be Charlie Daniels' agent. In between, Steve broke through as a talent agent, having to sell himself time and time again to artists and venues, and never looked back.
01:00:03 4/11/2017
Today's guest is Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former editor of Newsweek Magazine. Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jon Meacham grew up thinking he might be a lawyer or a politician. As a teenager, he was a voracious reader of any and every kind of book; a harbinger for what was to come. Soon after college he entered the world of newspapers and print journalism, as both a writer and editor. His talents were obvious and he soon began to climb the ranks of the editing world after joining Newsweek in 1995. He wrote his first book "Franklin and Winston" in 2003 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for "American Lion," his biography of President Andrew Jackson.
01:04:46 4/4/2017
Today's guest is Prentice Penny, showrunner for HBO's hit show "Insecure," and host of "Upscale," a new show on TruTV. At just six years old, Prentice's world changed in a single day: he saw "Star Wars" and his parents told him they were getting a divorce. Not only was he inspired by what he saw on screen, but he now needed an outlet to express himself, and turned to creating stories and writing. And really, he has not stopped since. An LA native, Prentice went to the University of Southern California to study film and TV and directed his first film right out of school. After the whirlwind of producing a film at 23, though, Prentice wasn't sure where to turn next, and struggled with trepidation and insecurity. What scared and inspired him the most was the writers' room for a television show, a space he could not gain entry to for nearly a decade. After directing music videos and other smaller projects, Prentice finally became a writer on shows such as "Girlfriends," "Scrubs," "Happy Endings," and "Brooklyn 99" before becoming the showrunner of "Insecure." He now hosts his own show on TruTv, "Upscale with Prentice Penny."
01:05:27 3/28/2017
On today's episode, our guest is Mark Schlereth. Mark is a three-time Super Bowl winner (Redskins and Broncos) and is now a regular on ESPN's NFL Live and on his own ESPN radio show in Denver. Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, Mark knew early on that athletics would be his outlet. Struggling with dyslexia, he found it hard to fit comfortably within the school structure. After receiving walk-on offers from football programs all over the country, Mark chose instead a D1AA program at the University of Idaho because he "didn't know if [he] was good enough." After discovering he was in fact good enough, Mark was forced to retire from football, before his junior year, due to injuries. But after reassessing his desire and ability to handle pain, he made it back, and was drafted by the Redskins in the 10th round. He proved everyone wrong and made the Redskins against the odds as a late round pick, starting halfway through his rookie campaign. From there, Mark went on to win three Super Bowls and become one of the best linemen of his generation.
01:06:13 3/21/2017

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