84. Thunder Man - Eric Kenny - March 24, 2014

In this week's episode, Matt talks with Super Fan, Eric Kenny aka "Thunder Man."  Susan and Matt also chat about Macaronage.

Thunder Man

Eric "Thunder Man" Kenny

Eric "Thunder Man" Kenny

Eric explains how he went from a new fan of ECHL hockey to "Thunder Man". He shares with us how with a little inspiration from other fans and the help of his wife, they came up with what would eventually become his signature look.

As a self-appointed hype man for the Stockton Thunder, Eric cheers and hypes the crowd to keep fans involved and in the game.  

Although he is not associated or employed by the Stockton Thunder organization, he is a true "Super Fan" and he enjoys being a part of the fun and action that goes on at the arena.

To learn more about Eric "Thunder Man" Kenny, visit him on at facebook.com/thunderman204.


Susan talks about how she discovered Macarons and fell in love at first bite.  She and Matt talk about their experience when they visited the store and tried their tasty treats. Definitely a hidden gem of Stockton that is worth checking out. 

See what Macaronage is all about by visiting them at facebook.com/macaronagebygrace or yelp.com/biz/macaronage-macarons-stockton. And don't forget to stop by the store located in the Hammer Ranch Shopping Center at 7610 Pacific Avenue, Suite B6, Stockton, CA 95210. Call them at (209) 955-0857.

Instameet & Local Food Truck Frenzy

Saturday, March 29, from 5pm to 8pm, the Stockton Instameet community will have a meet-up behind the Stockton Arena (on Arena Rd). There will be more than 9 different food trucks, contests and live music. This is sure to be an awesome event!

Find out more at instagram.com/p/l3Kq2VNFIS/ and facebook.com/localfoodtruckfrenzy.

82. Alan Sanchez - March 10, 2014

Susan and Matt are joined in the Outback Studios by television reporter, podcaster, sports commentator, and huge WWE fan, Alan Sanchez.

Alan Sanchez

Alan Sanchez

Alan Sanchez

Alan shares his story about growing up in the central valley, in a family with very little money and material possessions. Early in his educational career he learned about the value of working harder than anyone else, a trait that carried him into his career in broadcasting, eventually to become the youngest TV reporter in the central valley. 

Alan spent time as a reporter for a Sacramento morning news program before joining the Stockton Thunder and then the University of the Pacific sports program.

Alan Sanchez is all over the world of social media, where his fans connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, his website, and his podcast, The Alan Sanchez Show

76. Caleb Lamb and Brandon Kisker, Stockton Thunder - December 9, 2013

Let's Play Hockey!

In this week's episode, the Podcast Stockton Crew have an action-packed interview with the Stockton Thunder broadcasters, Caleb Lamb and Brandon Kisker. 

Caleb Lamb and Brandon Kisker

Caleb Lamb and Brandon Kisker

Stockton Thunder Broadcasters, Caleb Lamb and Brandon Kisker come on the show to talk about their careers in sports broadcasting and their journeys to Stockton. 

Coming off their best finish last year, when the Thunder won the ECHL Western Conference Championships, the off-season changes have been well publicized. After falling to the Reading Royals in the Kelly Cup Finals, the Stockton Thunder said goodbye to the head coach Matt Thomas and team President Dan Chapman, as well as their play-by-play announcer. 

This year, the team went with two very talented broadcasters. Caleb provides the play-by-play and Brandon takes care of the color commentary. 

If you have never heard a play called in hockey, you are in for a real treat. If you are a Thunder fan, Caleb and Brandon give us a quick peek behind the scenes of what it's like to handle the broadcasting, media relations and social media for an ECHL team. 

Since Caleb and Brandon are both new to Stockton, Susan and Matt asked them about their experiences here so far. 

Caleb and Brandon are happy to be in Stockton, and invite everyone to connect with them on Twitter. And don't forget to tell them about your favorite hangout spot or restaurant. Find them at @CalebLambTweet and @kiskerbc.

Visit stocktonthunder.com for ticket and game info, and follow them on Facebook.com/StocktonThunder and Twitter @StocktonThunder.

Go Thunder!

Merry Christmas from Podcast Stockton

Susan, Matt, and Greg chat about their favorite holiday memories in Stockton.

61. Pat Filippone, Stockton Ports - May 4, 2011

Welcome to Podcast Stockton. On this week's show:

The Stockton Weekend Activities Guide from Wes Rhea and the Stockton Conference and Visitor's Bureau. Be sure to sign-up for their weekly e-mail newsletter.

A review of last weekend's Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. The 4th annual event put on by the Women's Center of San Joaquin County was last weekend. See the last post for links to pics.

An interview with Stockton Ports President, Pat Filippone. Rod sat down with Pat to discuss minor league baseball and your Stockton Ports.

A few things to do on Cinco de Mayo. Lots of great places to hang out with friends on Cinco de Mayo.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


59. Joey Chestnut - April 18, 2011

Joey Chestnut, Asparagus Festival

Joey Chestnut, Asparagus Festival

A wrap-up of the 26th Annual Asparagus Festival. Matt talks to the champion, Joey Chestnut, and Matt Stonie who took third-place in the deep fried asparagus eating contest. With great weather this past weekend, the crowds were out in force this year. Check out the rest of the pictures here and a short video featuring The California Repercussions.

What's the best Pizza in Stockton? We ask our Facebook fans about their favorites and the winner, so far, is Michael's Pizza. Add your vote!

Stockton is Magnificent! The Miracle Mile is hosting this event to show just what we think of their list. Matt sat down with Danielle, a student from Pacific that is helping with the event. Learn the flash mob dance here.

We talk sports with Lowell Tuckerman. SJ Delta Girl's Softball goes undefeated! And the Stockton Ports.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


Stockton Ports 2011 Home Opener

Baseball is back in Stockton. Tonight, the Stockton Ports defeated the Modesto Nuts 3-1 in their 2011 home opener.

After the Stockton Thunder lost to the Utah Grizzlies in the first round of the ECHL playoffs, and we all find ourselves with a hockey hang over, it's time to go out and root for our boys of summer.

I love going to opening day. Running in to old friends and seeing the crowd cheer for their local team is always awesome. And don't forget about the great food (Kinders and How Ya Bean are my favorites) and Kids Zone. Tonight my daughter and I each tried out the Speed Pitch. With my three pitches at 44 MPH I doubt any scouts will be calling me.

With almost 70 home games between now and the beginning of September, make sure you get out to a game! Go Ports!

56. Benjamin Saffold - March 29, 2011

Welcome to Podcast Stockton. If you're new here, Podcast Stockton is the show all about the great life in Stockton, California. We don't need no stinking lists! There are a lot of great people and a lot of great stories in our city and we love sharing them both. In this episode:

There's lots to do at the Stockton Libraries. Check out the events at the Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library. Barnes and Noble also offers story telling.

Stockton is a sports town! The Stockton Thunder are in the post season again! The Stockton Ports are gearing up for opening day! The Stockton Wolves are coming!

Benjamin Saffold

Benjamin Saffold

An interview with Benjamin Saffold. His resume is filled with Stockton involvement. He currently does Marketing, Outreach and Events at Gospel Center Rescue Mission, an organization providing shelter and services to Stockton's homeless community since 1939. He is also part of the The New Life Project Stockton which is holding the public debut of their CD on Friday, April 8, 2011. Benjamin also serves on the boards of the Stockton Arts Commission and The Friends of the Fox, as well as many other charitable and arts organizations. You can find Benjamin on Facebook and Twitter.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


49. Lee Neves - July 20, 2010

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, featuring a short interview with Lee Neves, the recently appointed Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the California Cougars as well as a return visit from Jared Foster and Leona Marino from Web World Talent.

Wes’s Stockton activities guide. Go to VisitStockton.org to sign up for the weekly events e-mail and follow @Stockton_CA on Twitter and on Facebook. Also visit their awesome blog, ourstockton.com.

In this episode:

This week's show is co-hosted by the voice of Podcast Stockton sports, Lowell Tuckerman.

Congratulations to Rod and Linda on the birth of the beautiful daughter, Keira Page.

A review of Midtown Creperie and Cafe. Visit their website and find them on Facebook and Twitter. If you are looking for a taste of genuine French crepes and other fine French treats, I highly recommend Midtown Creperie.

Sports update with Lowell Tuckerman

A short interview with Lee Neves, the recently appointed Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the California Cougars, Stockton's professional indoor soccer team. The regular season starts in early November and home games are played at the Stockton Arena. Find them on Twitter, Facebook and their blog. Additionally, check out Lee's blog, Valley Sports Spot.

What's new on ClosetGoodies.com

An interview with Jared Foster and Leona Marino from Web World Talent. Are you a singer? Want your shot to win $25,000? Well, it all starts here. Attend Web World Talent's first talent search audition on Saturday, July 24, 2010 from 9 AM to 9 PM. Listen in for the all the details.

Until next time, make it great Stockton!


09. NBBA World Series - August 5, 2009

Welcome to Podcast Stockton, episode number 9. In this episode:

We're back - It has been more than three months since the last episode. Sometimes, life, family, and the day job just have to take priority. Thanks to all of those that asked where I was!

Restaurant Review - My wife, Dawn, and I recently went to Back Bay, a great place for dinner. They are located on the Miracle Mile at 2301 Pacific Avenue and can be reached at (209) 941-0094.

The 2009 Beep Baseball World Series Comes to Stockton - The Stockton Stingrays helped bring the NBBA event to Stockton where teams from all over the US, as well as one from Taiwan, played. In the end, The West Coast Dawgs came out victorious over the Taiwan Homerun. Podcast Stockton was there to talk to both teams after the game. Also, check out the pictures and videos (Dawgs up to bat, Dawgs cheer, Homerun cheer)

Until next time, make it great Stockton!