Mascot Diaries
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 59
  • Last: 5 Mar 2018
I sit down with a different mascot every episode and talk all-things mascotting. From small business mascots to professional sports, I'll talk to anyone! Tune in every Monday!

Episodes (59)

  • 055: Jazz Bear
    055: Jazz Bear
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    Published: 5 Mar 2018 Duration: 38:14
    This week I chat with Jazz Bear from the Utah Jazz.  He has been a mascot for 28 years. We talk about selling trucks, calling people back, counting surgeries, lifting Lou Ferrigno, bull riding, airport security, custom helmets, stinky stuff... Read more →
    This week I chat with Jazz Bear from the Utah Jazz.  He has been a mascot for 28 years. We talk about selling trucks, calling people back, counting surgeries, lifting Lou Ferrigno, bull riding, airport security, custom helmets, stinky stuff... Read more →

  • 054: Max
    054: Max
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    Published: 26 Feb 2018 Duration: 31:54
    This week I chat with Max from Germany.  He has been Datschi the Augsburger Panther for two and a half years. We talk about little kid clubs, planning events, real job vs best job, soccer injuries, popcorn, stealing heads, bouncy castles, t... Read more →
    This week I chat with Max from Germany.  He has been Datschi the Augsburger Panther for two and a half years. We talk about little kid clubs, planning events, real job vs best job, soccer injuries, popcorn, stealing heads, bouncy castles, t... Read more →

  • 053: YoUDee
    053: YoUDee
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    Published: 19 Feb 2018 Duration: 27:09
    This week I chat with YoUDee.  We talk about telling your family, bursting the bubble, stealing police bikes, Baby Blue, Dunkin’ Donuts, Nationals, handlers, free food, pushing boundaries, creativity, mascot camp and more. Hope you like it.... Read more →
    This week I chat with YoUDee.  We talk about telling your family, bursting the bubble, stealing police bikes, Baby Blue, Dunkin’ Donuts, Nationals, handlers, free food, pushing boundaries, creativity, mascot camp and more. Hope you like it.... Read more →

  • 052: Lucky
    052: Lucky
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: 32:50
    This week I chat with Lucky.  We talk about little Luckies, scheduling, skits, down time, advantages of being tall, ushers, messing with the other team and more. Hope you like it. Follow Lucky on Twitter. Also mentioned: Orbit, Phillie Phan... Read more →
    This week I chat with Lucky.  We talk about little Luckies, scheduling, skits, down time, advantages of being tall, ushers, messing with the other team and more. Hope you like it. Follow Lucky on Twitter. Also mentioned: Orbit, Phillie Phan... Read more →

  • 051: David Raymond Emperor of Fun
    051: David Raymond Emperor of Fun
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    Published: 5 Feb 2018 Duration: 51:14
    This week I chat with David Raymond, Emperor of Fun and Games for Raymond Entertainment.  He is the first Phillie Phanatic and has been in the mascotting world for over 40 years. We talk about the power of fun, being successful, hard work, ... Read more →
    This week I chat with David Raymond, Emperor of Fun and Games for Raymond Entertainment.  He is the first Phillie Phanatic and has been in the mascotting world for over 40 years. We talk about the power of fun, being successful, hard work, ... Read more →

  • 050: Mascot Coach
    050: Mascot Coach
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    Published: 29 Jan 2018 Duration: 38:19
    This week I chat with the mascot coach of U of H. She is also Swatson of the Sugar Land Skeeters. She has been a mascot for over 10 years and has been over 14 characters.  We talk about dogs vs. kids, being real, Denise does math, fat suits... Read more →
    This week I chat with the mascot coach of U of H. She is also Swatson of the Sugar Land Skeeters. She has been a mascot for over 10 years and has been over 14 characters.  We talk about dogs vs. kids, being real, Denise does math, fat suits... Read more →

  • 049: You’re My Boy, Blue!
    049: You’re My Boy, Blue!
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    Published: 22 Jan 2018 Duration: 40:08
    This week I chat with Wendy. She has been Blue for the Idaho Steelheads for five years.  We talk about hockey, ice skating, getting punched in the face, kids being mean, knowing moms, the teacher life, beer leagues, spilling beers, dancing ... Read more →
    This week I chat with Wendy. She has been Blue for the Idaho Steelheads for five years.  We talk about hockey, ice skating, getting punched in the face, kids being mean, knowing moms, the teacher life, beer leagues, spilling beers, dancing ... Read more →

  • 048: Mo The Hawk
    048: Mo The Hawk
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    Published: 15 Jan 2018 Duration: 41:54
    This week I chat with Cody. He lives in Canada and has been several mascots over the past year.  We talk about Joe vs Joey, apologizing, to shampoo or not to shampoo, inflatables, deflating, pushing kids, eating cheerleaders, Cozmo and more... Read more →
    This week I chat with Cody. He lives in Canada and has been several mascots over the past year.  We talk about Joe vs Joey, apologizing, to shampoo or not to shampoo, inflatables, deflating, pushing kids, eating cheerleaders, Cozmo and more... Read more →

  • 047: Ain’t Lion
    047: Ain’t Lion
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    Published: 8 Jan 2018 Duration: 27:05
    This week I chat with a college mascot. We talk about mascot camp, naked mascots, trees, homecoming, fake injuries, a mascot’s history, creepy men, stairs and more. Hope you like it. Also mentioned: NJ Devil, LA84, S. Preston, Jessica Follo... Read more →
    This week I chat with a college mascot. We talk about mascot camp, naked mascots, trees, homecoming, fake injuries, a mascot’s history, creepy men, stairs and more. Hope you like it. Also mentioned: NJ Devil, LA84, S. Preston, Jessica Follo... Read more →

  • 046: Roscoe Rooster
    046: Roscoe Rooster
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    Published: 1 Jan 2018 Duration: 38:48
    This week I chat with the Tommy. Tommy has been Roscoe Rooster of the Princeton Rays for over 20 years. We talk about baseball, wresting, Ellen, bubble blowing, working crowds, drug free mascots, no regrets, security strippers, injuries, th... Read more →
    This week I chat with the Tommy. Tommy has been Roscoe Rooster of the Princeton Rays for over 20 years. We talk about baseball, wresting, Ellen, bubble blowing, working crowds, drug free mascots, no regrets, security strippers, injuries, th... Read more →

  • Best Of – Vol. 4
    Best Of – Vol. 4
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    Published: 11 Dec 2017 Duration: 41:04
    This week is a collection of stories and lessons from episodes 31-40. Thank you to my guests: The Mascot Company, KC Wolf, Corey, Anonymous, Benny, Nugget, Blue, Rex Royal, Charlie T. Riverdog, Spike and Kara. Hope you like it. Follow: Twit... Read more →
    This week is a collection of stories and lessons from episodes 31-40. Thank you to my guests: The Mascot Company, KC Wolf, Corey, Anonymous, Benny, Nugget, Blue, Rex Royal, Charlie T. Riverdog, Spike and Kara. Hope you like it. Follow: Twit... Read more →

  • 045: Chattanooga
    045: Chattanooga
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    Published: 4 Dec 2017 Duration: 54:08
    This week I chat with the Zach. Zach has been a mascot for 6 years, has been 9 characters and is currently Scrappy for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. We talk about wet suits, catching footballs, breaking bones, squeezing hands,... Read more →
    This week I chat with the Zach. Zach has been a mascot for 6 years, has been 9 characters and is currently Scrappy for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. We talk about wet suits, catching footballs, breaking bones, squeezing hands,... Read more →

  • 044: The Mad Ant
    044: The Mad Ant
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    Published: 27 Nov 2017 Duration: 43:50
    This week I chat with the Mad Ant. We talk about trampolines, being the butt of the joke, kids keeping secrets, new suits, big heads, falling, avoiding inures, phone numbers, limbo, lack of credit and more. Hope you like it. Follow The Mad ... Read more →
    This week I chat with the Mad Ant. We talk about trampolines, being the butt of the joke, kids keeping secrets, new suits, big heads, falling, avoiding inures, phone numbers, limbo, lack of credit and more. Hope you like it. Follow The Mad ... Read more →

  • 043: Pinch-Hit
    043: Pinch-Hit
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    Published: 20 Nov 2017 Duration: 41:58
    This week’s guest asked to remain anonymous. He got his start over 10 years as a college mascot and is now in the pros. We talk about community, travel time, doing things by the book, information is key, places where you put old people, hav... Read more →
    This week’s guest asked to remain anonymous. He got his start over 10 years as a college mascot and is now in the pros. We talk about community, travel time, doing things by the book, information is key, places where you put old people, hav... Read more →

  • 042: Vimy
    042: Vimy
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    Published: 13 Nov 2017 Duration: 01:04:04
    This week I had the opportunity to chat with Joe from Canada. He’s been a mascot for over 7 years. We talk about falling down mascot rabbit holes, hiking in the suit, 30 degrees celsius, traveling by train, fairy and U-Hauls, small hallways... Read more →
    This week I had the opportunity to chat with Joe from Canada. He’s been a mascot for over 7 years. We talk about falling down mascot rabbit holes, hiking in the suit, 30 degrees celsius, traveling by train, fairy and U-Hauls, small hallways... Read more →

  • 041: Boltman
    041: Boltman
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    Published: 6 Nov 2017 Duration: 47:33
    This week I had the opportunity to chat with Boltman. He is the unofficial mascot of the Los Angeles Chargers. We talk about passion, patience, security, tailgating, fights, being a fan, San Diego Vs Los Angeles, half men can talk, nasty ki... Read more →
    This week I had the opportunity to chat with Boltman. He is the unofficial mascot of the Los Angeles Chargers. We talk about passion, patience, security, tailgating, fights, being a fan, San Diego Vs Los Angeles, half men can talk, nasty ki... Read more →

  • 040: Kara and Spike
    040: Kara and Spike
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    Published: 2 Oct 2017 Duration: 34:02
    This week I had the opportunity to chat with Kara and Spike who are Salem and Winston of the Carolina Thunderbirds. We talk about female mascots, fixing your suit, sponsors, traveling, giant underwear, food fails, are those are real, holdin... Read more →
    This week I had the opportunity to chat with Kara and Spike who are Salem and Winston of the Carolina Thunderbirds. We talk about female mascots, fixing your suit, sponsors, traveling, giant underwear, food fails, are those are real, holdin... Read more →

  • 039: Charlie T. Riverdog
    039: Charlie T. Riverdog
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    Published: 25 Sep 2017 Duration: 37:09
    This week I had the opportunity to chat with someone who is Charlie T. Riverdog and Spike T. Bulldog. We talk about juggling time, A Mascot Christmas Story, asking for forgiveness, social media accounts, mascot mania, grip tape, cleaning th... Read more →
    This week I had the opportunity to chat with someone who is Charlie T. Riverdog and Spike T. Bulldog. We talk about juggling time, A Mascot Christmas Story, asking for forgiveness, social media accounts, mascot mania, grip tape, cleaning th... Read more →

  • 038: Rex Royal
    038: Rex Royal
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    Published: 18 Sep 2017 Duration: 40:26
    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS This week I had the opportunity to chat with Marcus who is Rex Royal of Queens University of Charlotte. We talk about being the only one in the suit, schedules, mascot bowls... Read more →
    Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS This week I had the opportunity to chat with Marcus who is Rex Royal of Queens University of Charlotte. We talk about being the only one in the suit, schedules, mascot bowls... Read more →

  • 037: Blue
    037: Blue
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    Published: 11 Sep 2017 Duration: 24:19
    This week I had the opportunity to chat with Blue of the Tampa Yankees. We talk about part-time jobs, motorcycles, giant toilets, Game of Thrones, punching kids, kids’ requests, timing, making your handler laugh and chonies. Hope you like i... Read more →
    This week I had the opportunity to chat with Blue of the Tampa Yankees. We talk about part-time jobs, motorcycles, giant toilets, Game of Thrones, punching kids, kids’ requests, timing, making your handler laugh and chonies. Hope you like i... Read more →

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